Soaked through by a rainstorm in Kandal province last week, opposition leader Kem Sokha sat on the roof of his black SUV as villagers took their first glimpse of a man who just five years ago was a mere speck on the political landscape. Though relatively unknown at the last national election in 2008, Mr. Sokha’s newly formed Human Rights Party (HRP) still walked away with more seats than Funcinpec, the party that won the country’s first election in 1993 following decades of civil war. Five years on, and Mr. Sokha is creating a stir as he travels
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