Cambodia: Hun Sen re-elected in landslide victory after brutal crackdown

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Election widely condemned as a sham by human rights groups and political observers

Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has won a landslide election victory, a result that was seen as a foregone conclusion after a months-long brutal crackdown destroyed all opposition.

The election, widely condemned as a sham by human rights groups and political observers, saw Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for 33 years, re-elected with an estimated 80% of the vote, with his party, the CPP, taking at least 100 of 125 parliamentary seats.

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