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Cambodia opposition gets more sway in new-look parliament

Aug 27, 2014    

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's opposition on Tuesday boosted its influence in a parliament long controlled by the ruling party, winning a deputy chairman post and assurances of greater legislative sway under a deal to end a year-long political impasse.The election of Kem Sokha as deputy house speaker is one of a slew of concessions by Prime Minister Hun Sen seldom seen during his three-decade grip on politics, reflecting the opposition's newfound power and growing public discontent with an authoritarian premier.The National Assembly has long been seen as a rubber stamp for Hun Sen's Cambodi...

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