One week before the national election, opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia today. 

„I feel that more and more people are asserting themselves, taking it to the street – willing to join despite the fear factors,“ said human rights activist Ou Virak yesterday.

„This year, we have no chance on free elections, because the ruling party still intimidates poor people in the countryside. However, the opposition party will grow stronger and, maybe, in five years will win,“ English teacher In Sokhoun said in the Freedom Park today.

Smartphones spielten eine immense Rolle im Wahlkampf. © Anne Renzenbrink
Smartphones play a huge role during the election campaign. © Anne Renzenbrink