CAMBODIA: Government by the People

Cambodia's young Premier Norodom Sihanouk, who used to be his country's King, has a strange notion of democracy. It is the people, not Parliament. Thus he calls his people to congresses (BIG NATIONAL POPULAR MEETING AT THE ROYAL

PALACE. ADMISSION FREE) at which the policies of his one-party government are submitted for general approbation. Last week in the capital of Pnompenh, 8,000 "congressmen"—shopkeepers, farmers, tricycle drivers, artisans and housewives—assembled in a huge scarlet tent, set up among the peach-pink and ochre-tinted pagodas, to hear their princely Premier outline his new foreign policy.

Cambodia (pop. over 4,000,000) is a country of Buddhists...

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