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World IN BRIEF : CAMBODIA : Rebels Reject Plan for Free Elections

August 19, 1990|From Times staff and Wire reports

The Khmer Rouge guerrilla group rejected a 12-point Vietnamese proposal for free elections in Cambodia, saying it was simply meant to preserve the Vietnamese-installed government in Phnom Penh. Hanoi's proposal, put forward in talks with the United States earlier this month, is supposed to guarantee free and fair elections as the key to ending more than 11 years of conflict in Cambodia. But the essence of the proposal calls for elections to be held under the existing government, thereby allowing Vietnam to control the process.

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