Stage set for Cambodia’s next-gen dynasty

A preordained election victory for ruling CPP presages imminent and far-reaching handover of power.

Cambodia’s ruling party has clinched yet another landslide victory in an “unfree and unfair” general election, pocketing all but five of the 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs, according to the latest unofficial results.

Victory for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which has been in power since 1979, was assured after it disqualified its only viable rival from competing in the ballot in May.

The real question was how many people would turn up to vote at Sunday’s election and how many would heed the calls of banned and exiled opposition leaders to boycott the election or spoil their ballots.

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