Less than a week into the official election campaign period, supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling CPP have firmly established their dominion along Phnom Penh’s streets and especially in the centrally located Wat Botum park. Since the campaign season began on Thursday, CPP youth supporters have established a substantial, permanent presence in Wat Botum park, one of the largest open areas in central Phnom Penh at the intersection of two of the city’s main thoroughfares—Suramarit and Sothearos boulevards.