International Community Condemns Cambodia Elections as ‘Setback to Democracy’

The U.S. was joined in its condemnation of the election process by several governments, political figures and rights groups.

Phnom Penh – The United States has said it will take further action against the government of Cambodia following a landslide victory for the ruling party in a general election on Sunday.

In a statement on Monday, the White House said it regretted the way the election was organized which it said was “neither free nor fair and failed to represent the will of the Cambodian people.”

Prime Minister Hun Sen has come under fire from the international community for arresting the leader of the country’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, overseeing the CNRP’s dissolution, and for a widespread crackdown on political freedoms in the run up to the election.

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