Ahead of elections 10 years ago, people across the country would hoard rice in case the vote sent the country spiraling into a state of turmoil. Businesses across the country would bide their time before making any major investments. And those who could afford to would leave the country during the election period in case things took a turn for the worse. But after 20 years of CPP rule, the levels of anxiety that once reverberated during election time have subsided. Across Phnom Penh, sizeable building projects are steadily rising from the ground and investors said Thursday they were unperturbed
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