The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is scheduled to hold a people's congress on March 30 at the Freedom Park in Phnom Penh to consult with its supporters over the current political situation.

According to Xinhua news agency, CNRP President Sam Rainsy on March 26 announced at a news briefing that the party will meet with about 3,000 supporters to hear their recommendations about how to respond to the ongoing political dispute.

He said CNRP has already submitted a request to Phnom Penh City Hall to hold the gathering, adding that it is not a demonstration to topple the government.

Rainsy also reiterated his call for a top-level meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen to negotiate the post-election dispute.

A spokesman for the City Hall confirmed that it has received the CNRP's request but said that no decision has been made yet.

A dispute between Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the CNRP has simmered since election results last July showed that the CPP won 68 out of total 123 parliamentary seats against 55 seats for the CNRP.

The CNRP refused to accept the outcome and has boycotted the parliament and conducted numerous protests to demand the resignation of Hun Sen and a re-election.-VNA