PHNOM PENH, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen and long-time opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Saturday ended talks over election impasse under the auspices of King Norodom Sihamoni at the Royal Palace.
The talks had lasted for less than 30 minutes. The two sides have not spoken to the press after the meeting.
The King invited the two political rivals for talks after the National Election Committee (NEC) has released the results of the July 28 election, confirming that the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Hun Sen got victory with 68 parliamentary seats and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of Sam Rainsy received the remaining 55 seats.
But the CNRP rejected the results, claiming that its party should win 63 seats, with the CPP getting 60 seats if alleged irregularities during the poll were fairly investigated.
It accused the NEC of being loyal to the CPP and pressed for the formation of an independent poll probe committee that excluded the NEC, but the CPP ruled it out, saying that it was against the kingdom's constitution.
Earlier this week, the CNRP announced a three-day protest and camp-out planned for Sunday to Tuesday at the capital's Freedom Park against the election results and then, it would boycott the first parliamentary session, scheduled on Sept. 23, if the proposed committee was not formed.
Sam Rainsy said Friday that he would tell the King in Saturday' s meeting that the CNRP was not satisfied with the election results as long as there was no a transparent and just solution for the poll results.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that his party has enough lawmakers to override any opposition parliamentary boycott and form a new government.