Cambodian Expats Protest Election Dubbed ‘Funeral for Democracy’

The demonstrations marked the last push by the opposition to lobby for a boycott of the vote following the party’s dissolution by the Cambodian People’s Party-controlled Supreme Court in November.

Washington, DC – Supporters of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party and rights activists living overseas have held two days of protests against the general election.

Cambodians gathered in cities across the United States and Europe, while another protest was organized in Montreal, Canada.

Eng Chhay Eang, a CNRP vice president, said Prime Minister Hun Sen had organized a “fake election to kill democracy”.

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