Cambodia’s ruling party wins local commune polls but opposition makes gains

Cambodia’s ruling party scored a landslide win in local commune elections although a new opposition party gained more posts than expected, official results showed on Monday (June 6).

Communes are Cambodia’s lowest administrative division but the vote is viewed as a bellwether for parliamentary elections due next year.

Supporters of the new Candlelight Party hailed its gains as a return to democracy, but also accused the ruling party of intimidation and cheating, which the party denied.

In full: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/cambodias-ruling-party-wins-local-commune-polls-but-opposition-makes-gains

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