Interparty and Intraparty Factionalism in Cambodian Politics

  title={Interparty and Intraparty Factionalism in Cambodian Politics},
  author={Sorpong Peou},
  journal={Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs},
  pages={17 - 38}
  • Sorpong Peou
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs
Cambodia’s hegemonic party system that emerged after the violent removal of First Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh early in July 1997 has now given way to a one-party state, which still remains prone to tension and instability. The party system has become less factionalised and can be characterised as moving from high to medium factionalism. This development resulted from the growing domination of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the weakening of the opposition parties, such as National… 
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