Cambodia election: Spoilt ballot papers seen as protest as opponents condemn Hun Sen’s ‘sham’ victory

More than half-a-million spoilt ballots in Cambodia’s general election represent a protest against the vote that critics have called a sham, the opposition and an analyst said on Monday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said it won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs at Sunday’s election, held without the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), which was dissolved by a court, and had its leader, Kem Sokha, jailed on treason charges.

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