PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's opposition party has filed formal complaints over the results of last month's general election, challenging the victory of the ruling Cambodian People's Party and alleging widespread irregularities.
The complaints lodged Wednesday should delay ratification of the results by the National Election Committee until sometime before Sept. 8.
A delay could help avoid a confrontation that could lead to violence. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has threatened a massive street demonstration unless an independent body investigates the alleged irregularities. The government has deployed troops and armored vehicles in the capital in case there is disorder.
Senior opposition member Kuoy Bunroeun says the complaints cover 15 provinces and the overall vote. The opposition says improper registration lists may have kept more than 1 million people from voting.
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