A few years ago, Cambodia’s ruler launched the most ruthless crackdown of his career to annihilate his opponents.
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Facing popular opposition, Hun Sen used the courts to dismantle the political party threatening his rule. Ranks of MPs were thrown out of parliament while the leaders were arrested.
Having crushed his rivals, he cruised to victory six months later at the 2018 election, winning all 125 seats in Cambodia’s parliament.