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Hun Sen’s power grab guided by Cambodian history

Leader's lurch to one-party rule may take some inspiration from China's example, but the more apt comparison is to ex-King Norodom Sihanouk's 'golden age' strongman era

Phnom Penh, August 16, 2018 3:01 PM (UTC+8)
Then Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (R) welcomes then co-Prime Minister Hun Sen in a 1991 file photo: Photo: AFP/Mike Fiala
Then Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (R) welcomes then co-Prime Minister Hun Sen in a 1991 file photo: Photo: AFP/Mike Fiala
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