Tokyo Remains Tight-Lipped as China Endorses Cambodia’s Election

Japan sent election monitors to Cambodian elections in 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008, but did not do so in last month's national elections.

Phnom Penh – China has endorsed the Cambodian general election results, which saw Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party win a landslide victory and claim all seats in parliament amid reports of threats and voter intimidation.

Japan, however, has remained silent in the aftermath of the election, has withdrawn its offer of election observation shortly before the vote.

The CPP-dominated National Election Committee reported voter turnout at 82 percent, but a large number of voters spoiled their ballots.

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