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Cambodia votes for more of the same

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  • Writer: By Grant Peck, Associated Press
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Voters in Cambodia go to the polls on Sunday to take part in what has become a familiar ritual — re-electing Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held the job for 28 years and hopes to rule for at least another decade. 

With money, power and guns behind it, Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party is expected to win another comfortable majority in the National Assembly, where it holds 90 of the 123 seats.

But unity in the opposition ranks, along with an explosion of young Cambodians coming of voting age, hold out the possibility of the spirited Cambodia National Rescue Party at least slowing Hun Sen's juggernaut.

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