Can Cambodian Deal End Year-Long Standoff?

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Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy fled his country and lives in self-imposed exile

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Cambodian government and opposition have struck a deal to end a year of post-election political fighting that has left at least seven people dead and many more injured, in jail, and before the courts.

But analysts are warning the agreement – reached shortly before seven senior figures from the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) were released on bail – was vague, lacked substance, and could offer no more than a lull in the protests that have dominated the political landscape.

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