What’s Missing From Cambodia’s Democracy?

The problems are deeper than the lack of a viable opposition party.

In a nationally televised speech after the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen declared that “the government will commit to protecting the multiparty democracy process.” Indeed, 20 parties have submitted applications to compete in this year’s national election, although none are seen as a viable replacement for the CNRP, and questions linger as to their independence.

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