The impending return of Cambodia’s exiled opposition won’t bring democracy, but it will cement the ruling government’s status as an illegitimate, authoritarian regime.
Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)
In the face of growing opposition, Hun Sen needs to deal with the challenge of a politicised population. But he may not choose the democratic route.
ASEAN nations continue to rank poorly for electoral integrity and money politics remains widespread. Calls for stronger anti-corruption measures are growing.