Political opposition charts uncertain path as former CNRP leaders join separate parties

Supporters of the former CNRP gather during the commune election campaign in Phnom Penh. Picture taken on May 20, 2017. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

As more former CNRP officials split to form a new party for the upcoming election, political observers are cautioning that quality beats quantity when it comes to building a competitive opposition.

Minor political parties raise democratic concerns with U.S. ambassador

U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy met with representatives of minor political parties to discuss the political situation on Tuesday.

Five minor political parties and a close aide of Kem Sokha met with U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy this week, where they shared their concerns about Cambodia’s democratic backslide.