As the ruling CPP’s campaign juggernaut snaked through the streets of Phnom Penh on Thursday in a breathtaking display of vehicular wealth and membership might, the little-known League for Democracy Party (LDP) started their election bid with their sights, and expectations, set very low. The mood was jubilant as about 1,000 supporters of varying ages piled onto trucks, tuk-tuks and motorcycles outside the LDP’s headquarters in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district.* Their destination was Takhmao, said LDP president Kem Veasna, who explained his party’s highly unusual pre-election message that gaining seats in the 123-member Parliament was irrelevant. “Today, we’re
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