Cambodia: Getting Away with Authoritarianism?

@article{Mccargo2005CambodiaGA,
  title={Cambodia: Getting Away with Authoritarianism?},
  author={Duncan Mccargo},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={112 - 98}
}
  • D. Mccargo
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Democracy
What if a country holds an election but it proves not to matter? Cambodians voted nationwide in July 2003, only to see their polity’s three main political parties take almost a year to form a new administration. The long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Hun Sen won 47.4 percent of the popular vote but gained 59.3 percent of the seats in the National Assembly thanks to Cambodia’s unusual “highestaverage” system of proportional voting, which favors large parties. 1 The CPP… Expand
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