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Cambodia election opens with Hun Sen forecast to win

Polls have opened in Cambodia's parliamentary election, with Prime Minister Hun Sen's governing party widely expected to win the most seats.

His Cambodia People's Party (CPP) faces an opposition led by Sam Rainsy - back from self-imposed exile after a royal pardon in July.

Mr Rainsy himself is not eligible to stand, but his recent return has strengthened the opposition's campaign.

Karishma Vaswani reports from Phnom Penh.

  • 28 Jul 2013
  • From the section Asia
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