Cambodia Leader Orders Election Law Change Targeting Rivals

Cambodian leader Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered election laws to be changed to ban anyone who fails to vote in an upcoming poll from ever running for office — a move that will affect exiled rivals.

The kingdom votes in a general election next month with Hun Sen’s party running almost unopposed, after the main opposition outfit was barred on a technicality.

Rights groups accuse Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for nearly four decades, of using the legal system to crush any opposition to his power.

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