In May 1993, general elections were held in Cambodia. Voter turnout was 89.56 percent.
People who don’t have democracy want it — very badly. Traumatized by 30 years of war, genocide, dictatorship, hunger — just about every evil into which a state can sink — Cambodians swarmed polling stations to elect, under U.N. auspices, a postwar government.
A measure of their eagerness is the obstacles they had to defy. Poor transportation was the least of them.