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Hun Sen's Cambodia

Cambodia declares ruling party's election sweep official

Attention turns to chance of Western sanctions over 'flawed' poll

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen poses for photos with supporters in Phnom Penh.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Cambodia's ruling party has won all of the 125 lower house parliamentary seats in an election last month that was slammed by Western countries as flawed, according to official results announced on Wednesday night.

The outcome of the July 29 poll, reported by the election committee, entrenches the Southeast Asian nation as a one-party state and adds to the power of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held office since 1985.

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