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Opposition Politician Found Guilty of Defaming Cambodian Ruling Party
October 10, 2022

Opposition Politician Found Guilty of Defaming Cambodian Ruling Party

By Luke Hunt
Son Chhay of the Candlelight Party has been ordered to pay $750,000 for questioning the fairness of this year's commune election.

Cambodia Readies Third Mass Trial of Opposition Officials
August 24, 2022

Cambodia Readies Third Mass Trial of Opposition Officials

By Sebastian Strangio
As the country heads toward national elections next year, the government is seeking to neutralize the influence of opposition leaders living in exile abroad.
Hun Sen Plods Along With Cambodia’s Leadership Succession
July 12, 2022

Hun Sen Plods Along With Cambodia’s Leadership Succession

By David Hutt
It is unclear when Hun Sen will give up the prime ministership, but the country's long-planned transition is in many ways already in progress.

Cambodia Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election
June 27, 2022

Cambodia Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's party won nearly three-quarters of the vote in an election marred by claims of vote-buying and intimidation.

Cambodia’s Local Elections Have Ended Hun Sen’s One-Party System
June 15, 2022

Cambodia’s Local Elections Have Ended Hun Sen’s One-Party System

By Sam Rainsy
Despite another victory for the ruling Cambodian People's Party, an old opposition party has pried back open the political space.

Putting a Positive Spin on Cambodia’s Local Election
June 09, 2022

Putting a Positive Spin on Cambodia’s Local Election

By David Hutt
For the first time, an opposition party not led by a magnetic political personality has made inroads.

Provisional Results Give Cambodian Ruling Party Victory in Local Elections
June 07, 2022

Provisional Results Give Cambodian Ruling Party Victory in Local Elections

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the National Election Committee, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party won 9,338 out of the 11,622 commune council seats up for election.
As Expected, Cambodia’s Ruling Party Claims ‘Sweeping’ Victory
June 06, 2022

As Expected, Cambodia’s Ruling Party Claims ‘Sweeping’ Victory

By Luke Hunt
But what are the actual numbers?

In Cambodia, Local Elections Hold Out a Glimmer of Progress
June 02, 2022

In Cambodia, Local Elections Hold Out a Glimmer of Progress

By Andrew Nachemson
The long-ruling CPP is almost certain to win this weekend's commune election, but a revived opposition could reopen the political space.

Cambodia Needs Democracy, Not Another Electoral Charade
June 01, 2022

Cambodia Needs Democracy, Not Another Electoral Charade

By Kasit Piromya
When Cambodians vote in commune elections this weekend, the world should not be fooled by the appearance of political pluralism.

Cambodia Polls Unlikely to be Credible and Transparent, Says Watchdog
May 10, 2022

Cambodia Polls Unlikely to be Credible and Transparent, Says Watchdog

By Sebastian Strangio
The June 5 commune and sangkat elections have been largely pre-scripted by the ruling CPP, but the international response could be something to watch.
How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia
April 01, 2022

How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia

By Sam Rainsy
Since the banning of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in 2017, an old party has kept its flame burning.

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