‘We’re back’: Cambodia’s embattled opposition hopes for revival

Cambodians go the polls on Sunday to choose new local leaders and a new opposition party aims to chip away at the dominance of ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia goes to the polls on Sunday in nationwide local elections after a two-week campaign that hinted at a return to a more contested political environment in the southeast Asian country.

The opening rally on May 21 was a familiar one in the capital of Phnom Penh: noisy processions of cars, trucks, motorised rickshaws and motorbikes, with people on loudhailers calling for everyone to vote in the elections.

Cambodians will be selecting local leaders in each of the country’s 1,652 communes, but they are mindful of the political crackdown that followed the last vote and led to the dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), which performed particularly strongly.

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/3/were-back-cambodias-embattled-opposition-hopes-for-revival

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