On July 28, more than 6.5 million Cambodians cast their ballots in the country’s fifth election since the establishment of the Kingdom of Cambodia in 1993. Thus began the present chapter of Cambodia’s democracy, in which a weakened CPP, while still in power, must contend with a united—and widely popular—opposition party for long-term control of the country. Although there has been little progress toward ending its ongoing dispute with the CNRP, the CPP has made significant concessions, and unprecedented reforms, in the election fallout. Previously intolerant of public protests against its government, the CPP has shown remarkable restraint
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