When opposition leader Sam Rainsy last touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport, he was greeted by some 100,000 supporters in what was the largest opposition rally in Cambodia’s 20 years of democracy. When he returns on Friday from the U.S., where he has been at*tending his daughter’s wedding, he will find himself at the center of a political standoff between the ruling CPP and opposition CNRP, the result of which will determine his party’s role inside the National Assembly over the next five years. It is also likely to determine the next step in the career of
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