Long-time ruler, who has ruthlessly oppressed critics, has indicated he will soon hand power to his son

Cambodians have begun voting in a one-sided general election in which the country’s strongman leader will run virtually uncontested.

It’s expected that Hun Sen, 70, who has ruled the country for almost four decades, will claim a landslide victory in Sunday’s vote. The country’s main opposition party, the Candlelight Party, was banned from running after it was accused of not providing the right paperwork.

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