Cambodians vote in local polls as revived opposition vies for seats

Cambodians voted in local polls on Sunday (Jun 5) as a revived opposition party attempted to dent Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decades-long grip on power ahead of national elections next year.

Hun Sen, one of the world’s longest-serving leaders, has ruled Cambodia for more than 37 years and turned the country into a one-party state in 2018 when his party won every seat in a national election.

The prime minister was all smiles early in the day, voting in a polling station at a school on Phnom Penh’s outskirts with his wife Bun Rany. He declined to speak to media.

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