Netina Tan and Cassandra Preece
Originally published August 14, 2018 on The Conversation
Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a recent landslide victory in the Southeast Asian country.
After outlawing the main opposition party that challenged the ruling CPP, Hun Sen secured more than 80 per cent of the popular vote and well over 100 of the 125 contested seats in the National Assembly. Despite calls to boycott the election, voter turnout was around 82 per cent, or about 6.88 million people.
The response from the international community has been split.