Opinion

What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?

After a big week for the country’s opposition, a look at what may lie ahead for it as well as Cambodian politics more generally.

The past week has marked a big week for Cambodia’s opposition politics, and yet another test of how Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in his position since 1985, continues to navigate the country’s power dynamics in order to prolong the grip of power he and the Cambodian People’s Party have had on the Southeast Asian state.

On November 10, Kem Sokha, the leader of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was released from house arrest after more than 26 months in detention. This came less than 24 hours after Sam Rainsy and other exiled CNRP grandees failed in their much-anticipated march back into Cambodia, during which, Sam Rainsy claimed, massive public protests would either force the dictator to the negotiating table or to resign.

In full: https://thediplomat.com/2019/11/whats-next-for-cambodias-opposition-politics/

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