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Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen, who hopes to hold onto power for another decade, has removed his main opposition for the upcoming elections.
Hun Sen's Cambodia

Five things to know about the Cambodian national election

With major opposition disbanded, all eyes are on voter turnout and legitimacy

YUKAKO ONO, Nikkei staff writer | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

BANGKOK -- On July 29, Cambodians will be casting their ballots for what is expected to be the most controversial national election since the country's electoral system was launched in 1993.

Following the forced dissolution of the largest opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) last November, the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) led by Prime Minister Hun Sen has no viable competitor and appears to have already secured its victory. But with former CNRP members calling on voters to boycott the election altogether, it is not yet clear if that victory will be a credible one.

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