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Analysis: Strongman no more

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Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia clung to power in Sunday's national elections, but lost his reputation as an immovable force. 

Poll power: Cambodians, especially young voters, packed out all of the final campaign appearances by Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy, showing a new enthusiasm for the election process. (Reuters photo)

A surge at the polls by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) stripped away Mr Hun Sen's favourite title of "strongman" of his country, and left him vulnerable in parliament and within his own Cambodian People's Party (CPP).

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