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Hun Sen's Cambodia

Cambodia's Hun Sen steamrolls his way to this month's elections

China's backing shields authoritarian regime from pain of international sanctions

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen greets garment workers during a rally May 30.   © Reuters

HANOI -- A crowded field of 20 political parties will compete in Cambodia's general election later this month, but Prime Minister Hun Sen is on course to retain his grip on power after eliminating the one that posed a real threat to his three-decade rule.

Most Cambodians have watched in silence as the authoritarian government has undermined the opposition ahead of voting. 

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