Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy steps aside

Cambodia National Rescue Party President's surprise resignation signals a shift in the country's rough and tumble politics before crucial elections in June

Phnom Penh, February 12, 2017 11:56 PM (UTC+8)
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy stepped down as president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party on Saturday. The exiled politician and his party members have come under rising political pressure ahead of crucial elections. Photo: AFP / Tang Chhin Sothy
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy stepped down as president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party on Saturday. The exiled politician and his party members have come under rising political pressure ahead of crucial elections. Photo: AFP / Tang Chhin Sothy
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