Cambodia’s Election: Mind the Numbers

A closer look at some of the early figures coming out of the poll results and their significance.

For over nine months, we had known who would win last weekend’s general election in Cambodia. In November, the country’s largest opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved after being accused of trying to overthrow the government. Through intimidation and enticement, the long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and Prime Minister Hun Sen unsurprisingly emerged victorious at the weekend’s election. A party spokesman has claimed that it won all 125 seats in the National Assembly, despite earlier reports that two of the 19 smaller parties competing on Sunday won seats.

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