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The ruling Cambodian People's Party faces no real opposition in next week's elections. Instead, voter turnout will determine whether the government can tout this election as legitimate.
The situation for press and other freedoms is going from bad to worse in Cambodia ahead of elections set for July.
So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.
The killing of Kem Ley requires a thorough, professional and unbiased investigation that will follow the facts, wherever they lead, and hold accountable all involved no matter their position or their power, writes Phil Robertson.