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Cambodian opposition dissolved as Hun Sen consolidates control

Supreme Court hammers 'final nail in the coffin' of Cambodian democracy

Supporters of Kem Sokha, the imprisoned leader of the shuttered Cambodia National Rescue Party, outside a Phnom Penh court in September.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Cambodia's Supreme Court has ordered the break-up of the main opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party over allegations that it aimed to topple the government. 

The ruling was widely expected, including by the CNRP, which did not send lawyers to contest the case. The court is headed by a judge who is a member of the ruling Cambodian People's Party. 

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