Fear and voting in Cambodia’s one-horse election race

Seventeen parties registered to contest election alongside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party, but the vote is almost impossible for him to lose.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has worked long and hard to eliminate the chance of ever losing power.

Investing years in undermining and stifling the country’s popular but often weak political opposition, Hun Sen approaches a national election next weekend knowing it is a vote he is extremely unlikely to lose.

The last remnant of Cambodia’s opposition movement was officially barred in May – on a technicality – from standing in the election, and Hun Sen has left few stones unturned in his efforts to root out what remains of dissent and to silence the dwindling number of his critics still in the country.

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/7/15/fear-and-voting-in-cambodias-one-horse-election-race

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