In a ‘sham’ election, Cambodia’s controversial ruling party says it won every seat after dismissing the opposition party

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen extended his rule for another five years in an election critics have widely dismissed as a sham.  
His party said it had it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs, with a high voter turnout of 82%.
The US and the EU have threatened the country with economic sanctions, and rights groups have called the election “fundamentally flawed.”
Hun Sen has been leading a crackdown on political opposition and independent media leading up to the election.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen tightened his grip on power Sunday, extending his rule for another five years in an election widely dismissed as a sham.

Hun Sen’s party, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs, but critics widely dismissed the elections as undemocratic. The country’s election committee announced that 82% of the nation’s 8.3 million registered voters turned out.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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