Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on January 7 that his party is ready to talk with Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party to resolve the election-related issues.

However, he insisted on a reform of the election committee, and the organisation of a re-election in the middle of the legislative term, stressing that if these demands are not met, the CNRP will continue boycotting the parliament.

The same day, National Assembly President and Honorary President of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Heng Samrin said while the door is still open for negotiations with the CNRP, the opposition's demand for PM Hun Sen’s resignation and a re-election go against the constitution and principles of democracy as well as the will of the overwhelming majority of the Cambodian people.

The political dispute between the ruling CPP and Sam Rainsy's opposition party has been going on since the July election after results showed that the ruling CPP won 68 parliamentary seats while the CNRP got 55.

The CNRP refused to accept the results claiming serious irregularities in the polls, and has boycotted parliament since then.

PM Hun Sen and Sam Rainsy met twice in September in an attempt to narrow their political differences, but the talks failed to produce results.-VNA