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. Last year authorities dissolved the only viable opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and charged its president Kem Sokha with treason.

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