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Rainsy to become Cambodian MP

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PHNOM PENH - The leader of Cambodia's opposition will be sworn in as a lawmaker following a deal to end his party's boycott of parliament, officials said Thursday, a year after he was barred from standing for office. 

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy travels to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on July 24, 2014

Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), is seen as the main challenger to strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for nearly three decades.

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