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Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the elections in Cambodia

30.07.2018 - Press release

 A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (30 July) on yesterday’s elections in Cambodia: 

The German Government has noted that the parliamentary elections in Cambodia were conducted peacefully.

However, that alone is not enough to lend the election results legitimacy, as the elections were preceded by the arrest of the leader of the largest opposition party in September 2017, the dissolving of the opposition party in November 2017 and a ban on 118 leading opposition politicians from engaging in political activity.

The German Government urgently calls on Cambodia to return to the democratic principles enshrined in the constitution and the Paris Peace Accords and is willing to support the country on its path to this.

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