Third Term Lucky

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is a man used to getting what he wants. When he lost the country's first post-war elections in 1993, he rejected the results and insisted on being named co-Prime Minister. When that partnership with Prince Norodom Ranariddh didn't work out, he ousted the prince in a blood-soaked coup in 1997 and won the next round of elections a year later. Last week, Hun Sen received a far more orderly mandate in elections that were deemed the cleanest and most peaceful yet, though still marred by intimidation and vote-buying. "Hun Sen is always the Prime Minister," the...

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