The scent of lotus

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

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — To no one’s surprise, final polling results on September 8th confirmed that Hun Sen, Cambodia’s prime minister and leader of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), had won the election in July. He has been in power for 28 years. But the surprisingly close race (the CPP won 68 seats, down from 90 in the previous election) has emboldened the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

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