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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.

Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha’s Divorce of Necessity in Cambodia
June 20, 2022

Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha’s Divorce of Necessity in Cambodia

By David Hutt
The split between the country's two most prominent opposition leaders has been five years in the making.
Cambodia’s Ruling Party Sues Opposition Politician Over Election Criticism
June 16, 2022

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Sues Opposition Politician Over Election Criticism

By Sebastian Strangio
Son Chhay, the vice president of the Candlelight Party, has been accused of "seriously damaging" the reputation of the ruling Cambodian People's Party.

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.

Cambodia Sentences 31 Opposition Figures to Prison in Second Mass Trial
June 14, 2022

Cambodia Sentences 31 Opposition Figures to Prison in Second Mass Trial

By Sebastian Strangio
Outside the courtroom, police arrested the prominent Cambodian-American activist Theary Seng.

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 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.
Political Party Registrations Close Ahead of Cambodian Commune Election
March 10, 2022

Political Party Registrations Close Ahead of Cambodian Commune Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Seventeen parties have registered to compete for 11,622 commune council positions – but only one of them stands any chance.

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