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Politics

Malaysia and Cambodia widen the democracy-dictatorship divide

With 2018 elections, neighbors tug ASEAN in opposing political directions

Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party campaigned with posters like this one, but its victory was always a foregone conclusion.   © Getty Images

JAKARTA -- In contrast to Malaysia's electoral earthquake in May, which resulted in the first opposition win since independence, elections on July 29 in Cambodia produced a predictable landslide victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen, in power since 1985.

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