High turnout and the abundance of parties contesting last year’s national election showed it “went well” and democracy was “not moving backward,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said he told the Bulgarian president during a tour of Europe.
Hun Sen has been seeking support from central and eastern European leaders in a bid to avoid the suspension of E.U. trade preferences over Cambodia’s alleged “serious and systematic violations,” particularly of the right to political participation.
He posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday that while meeting Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, he had asked that Bulgaria “give justice for Cambodia” over the E.U.’s trade review.
In full: https://vodenglish.news/on-tours-last-stop-hun-sen-rejects-notion-of-democratic-backsliding/