30 Apr '18, 6am

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PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - Cambodia began registering political parties on Monday (April 30) for a July general election which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is poised to win after the Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party. The National Election Committee (NEC) said Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) was the first to register along with the little known, pro-government Cambodian Youth Party (CYP). Registration will end on May 14. "Many political parties will register, 16 parties have collected forms to fill in," Dim Sovannarom, a spokesman for the NEC, told Reuters. The registration comes amid a campaign by Hun Sen against his critics, including members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), in what opponents say is a bid to prolong his leadership after 33 years in office. The CNRP was dissolved and its lawmakers banned from poli...

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