CAMBODIA OPPOSITION CLAIM GAINS IN LOCAL ELECTIONS

CAMBODIA'S OPPOSITION CLAIMED GAINS IN LOCAL ELECTIONS ON SUNDAY THAT COULD SHAKE PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN'S LONGTIME GRIP ON POWER.

OPPOSITION PARTY SPOKESMAN YIM SOVANN SAID HIS CAMBODIA NATIONAL RESCUE PARTY WON ABOUT 500 COMMUNES OUT OF THE COUNTRY'S 1,646.

"This is a huge victory for the Cambodia National Rescue Party," Yim Sovann said at a news conference.
Opposition party spokesman Yim Sovann said his Cambodia National Rescue Party won about 500 communes out of the country's 1,646.
Sunday's polls could have a major impact on Cambodia's political landscape ahead of the 2018 general election.

Cambodia's opposition claimed gains in local elections on Sunday that could shake Prime Minister Hun Sen's longtime grip on power. Hun Sen has repeatedly warned of civil war if his Cambodian People's Party loses its majority...

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