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A hereditary dictatorship looms on Cambodia’s horizon

Cambodia held elections last month, but the outcome was never in doubt. Prime minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won with ease, in what was widely considered a rigged contest. The only credible opposition party was dissolved last year on dubious charges.

To see how a strongman “respects” the election process, take a look at Cambodia

Last month, Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen made made a strange demand ahead of his country’s general elections on July 29: Rival candidates, he said, must refrain from criticizing the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) he leads.

A professor who escaped Cambodia as a child knows what terrifies the ruling regime

Cambodia holds general elections on Sunday (July 29). The result has never been in doubt.

In authoritarian Cambodia, voter turnout is key, but not for the reason you think

In many countries, political incumbents feel threatened by get-out-the-vote efforts. Not so in Cambodia, where the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) faces no credible threat in national elections a month from now, and prime minister Hun Sen looks set to extend his rule of over three decades.

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Cambodian Land Activist Freed, Journalists Granted Bail

A high-profile Cambodian land activist has been freed from prison and two jailed journalists granted bail following the ruling party’s domination of an effectively uncontested election late last month.

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