Cambodia Needs Political Reform to Regain Credibility: Analysts

At a meeting on Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, speakers said the newly one-party parliament did not reflect voters’ wishes to see pluralistic democracy in the country.

Washington, D.C. – International analysts meeting in Washington this week have said that Cambodia’s recent election was not representative of the will of the people following the banning of the country’s main opposition ahead of the vote.

At a meeting on Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, speakers said the newly one-party parliament did not reflect voters’ wishes to see pluralistic democracy in the country.

“It’s not representative of what a multiparty democracy should be. I mean, in a multiparty democracy, you have opposition voices in parliament. You’re allowed to disagree in a multiparty democracy,” Lee Morgenbesser, assistant professor at the Griffith Asia Institute of Griffith University, Australia, told attendees.

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