Cambodia voting called tainted

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A widespread campaign of vote-buying on the eve of local elections boosted the performance of the Cambodian prime minister's party, monitors said Tuesday.

The independent Cambodian monitors said vote-buying by the People's Party took place in at least 128 districts. The party won control of 1,600 of 1,621 districts.

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