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Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting “fake” elections this month, and Western powers need to pressure him with targeted sanctions, exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Thursday. Former president of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party …

Cambodian PM orders investigation into human rights group

CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered an investigation on Wednesday into The Situation Room, a consortium of rights groups which criticised local elections this month that handed a victory to Hun Sen’s ruling party. Speaking on the 66th anniversary of his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Hun Sen ordered a …

Cambodian election was neither free nor fair – watchdog

WHILE the Cambodian opposition party made significant gains in June’s local elections, they did so in a deeply hostile environment, says Human Rights Watch. In a statement released Monday, HRW claimed the council commune poll held on June 4 – in which the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) gained 46 percent …

The Cambodian strongman’s party keeps control

But in local elections the opposition makes a strong showingTHE day after Cambodia held its five-yearly local elections, both sides could claim some kind of victory. The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) celebrated because, according to preliminary results—which both sides appear to accept—it won 1,162 of the country’s 1,646 communes. …

Cambodia: Hun Sen Draws First Blood | The Diplomat

The ruling CPP shows it is willing to get nasty in the long lead-up to the next Cambodian elections. The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has drawn first blood in what promises to be an ugly and drawn-out election campaign after Prime Minister Hun Sen took an unusual step and …