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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 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.

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.

At Long Last, Signs of Justice for 1997 Cambodia Massacre
March 30, 2022

At Long Last, Signs of Justice for 1997 Cambodia Massacre

By Brad Adams
The brazen attack in broad daylight 25 years ago has ingrained impunity in Cambodia more than any other single act in the country’s post-Khmer Rouge history.
Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges
March 18, 2022

Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The convictions come ahead of important commune council elections scheduled for June.

As Cambodian Election Season Nears, Opposition Parties Prepare to Tackle Hun Sen
February 10, 2022

As Cambodian Election Season Nears, Opposition Parties Prepare to Tackle Hun Sen

By Sebastian Strangio
Upcoming commune and national elections won't be free or fair, but they will offer signals of how the CPP plans to govern during its next mandate.

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him
December 03, 2021

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's announcement offered the strongest signal of support for his 44-year-old son.

Cambodia Opposition Fractures as Bickering Breaks Into the Open
November 30, 2021

Cambodia Opposition Fractures as Bickering Breaks Into the Open

By Sebastian Strangio
Kem Sokha has accused his longtime partner Sam Rainsy of using his name and image for personal political gain.
For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return
November 05, 2021

For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return

By Sam Rainsy
Leaders of the CNRP – including the author – must be allowed to return to Cambodia before the next elections.

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