No Opposition. No Choice. Cambodia’s Election Paves Way for Dynastic Rule.

The party of Hun Sen, who has been prime minister for nearly four decades, declared victory on Sunday in parliamentary elections that set the stage for his son to rule the country.

The party of the Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, declared victory on Sunday in stage-managed parliamentary elections that prepared the way for the first change in leadership since he took office nearly four decades ago.


Although the official results will not be confirmed until Monday, the suppression of all meaningful opposition — often by violence — meant that Mr. Hun Sen’s party was always a virtual lock to sweep the election.

Sok Eysan, a spokesman for the Cambodian People’s Party of Mr. Hun Sen, said on Sunday that it had “won in a landslide.”

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