Watchdog Says Cambodia Headed for One-Party State – rfa.org, March 12, 2013
[Most observers would agree that Cambodia has been effectively a one-party state for many years now.]
Cambodia is on the road to authoritarianism and its political processes are backsliding, an election monitoring group said Tuesday ahead of a national election in July which the opposition says will not be free and fair.
The Committee for Free and Fair Elections (Comfrel) warned in its annual report that Cambodia’s democracy is “increasingly fragile” and that th electoral process is excluding opposition and dissenting voices ahead of the election.
With the country under dominant control of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the political process “showed trends towards authoritarianism,” Comfrel said…
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