Author: Saubhagya.Singh

Elections in Cambodia see Prime Minister Hun Sen vying to prolong his authoritarian rule, sparking democracy concerns.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, aged 70, who has been in power since 1985, is seeking to extend his authoritarian rule through another tightly controlled election, leaving no significant competition as he paves the way for a potential power succession to his son. During the country’s national elections held on Sunday (July 23), people cast their votes, witnessing the continued dominance of the long-time figurehead, Hun Sen, who has held power for nearly four decades. Leading up to the elections, there were extensive campaigns and crackdowns on opposition figures, solidifying the grip of Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP),…

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