Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Kingdom of
OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS MARCH TO PROTEST RECENT ELECTION.
Over 400 supporters of Cambodia's opposition Sam Rainsy Party march
through Phnom Penh February 23, 2002 to protest a refusal by
authorities to recount votes in several areas following the country's
landmark local elections earlier this month. Sam Rainsy, leader of his
self-named party, demanded the National Election Committee recount
votes declared null and void in six of the 1,621 communes - or clusters
of villages - polled on election day, and hold a re-vote in a seventh.
Sam Rainsy maintains that recounting spoiled ballot papers would lead
to his party's victory in the six contested areas. Official election
results are due out before next Friday, officials said. REUTERS/Chor