Voting has ended in Cambodia, in an election expected to return former Khmer Rouge fighter Hun Sen to power. The election has been overshadowed by a military confrontation with Thailand over control of ruins around a border temple.
The dispute has stirred nationalist feelings in both countries, and Hun Sen’s tough stance is expected to boost his share of the vote. Cambodia will hold talks with Thailand tomorrow in a bid to defuse the tension.
Hun Sen has been Cambodia’s Prime Minister for 23 years. Under him Cambodia has become an economic success story. But the US-based Human Rights Watch says opposition candidates have been threatened and intimidated after accusing the government of corruption.