- Title: Cambodia's PM rally on the last day of election campaign
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) CAMBODIAN PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN ARRIVES AT CAMBODIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY RALLY ON PICK UP TRUCK HUN SEN GREETING SUPPORTERS ON HIS WAY TO THE STAGE HUN SEN SON (RIGHT) AND LAWMAKER, HUN MANY, AT RALLY HUN SEN GREETING SUPPORTERS FROM THE STAGE GOVERNMENT OFFICER STANDING HOLDING A SIGN THAT READ "I VOTE FOR CPP" WHILE LISTENING TO HUN SEN'S SPEECH (SOUNDBITE) (Khmer) CAMBODIAN PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN SAYING: "Peace and the development in our beloved country is created by the sacrifice of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP)." MINISTERS CLAPPING HANDS CPP SUPPORTER, SETH LAVY, SITTING ON HIS MOTORBIKE (SOUNDBITE) (Khmer) CAMBODIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY SUPPORTER, SETH LAVY SAYING: "It is easy for me to understand the message from this party, which is: we are alive because of the CPP so we must vote for the CPP." CPP SUPPORTER, UM SALY, SITTING ON A MOTORBIKE WITH HER FRIEND WAITING FOR THE MARCH (SOUNDBITE) (Khmer) CAMBODIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY SUPPORTER, UM SALY SAYING: "Under the leadership of CPP, we have the development now and it will continue to make progress in the future. So me and my children trust this party 100 percent." HUN SEN STEPPING DOWN FROM STAGE HUN SEN SURROUNDED BY SUPPORTERS MEDIA ON PICK UP TRUCK HUN SEN AND MINISTERS STANDING ON THE TRUCK LEADING THEIR SUPPORTERS TO MARCH ON THE STREETS SUPPORTERS ON BIKES CHEERING "LONG LIVE THE CPP" CPP CONVOY ON THE STREET HUN SEN AND MINISTERS STANDING ON TRUCK TRUCKS CARRYING PHOTO OF HUN SEN MILITARY POLICEMAN STAND WATCHING THE CPP CONVOY
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 07:10
- Keywords: campaign election Hun Sen prime minister Cambodia
- Location: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
- City: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
- Country: Cambodia
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JL47K5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen joined thousands of party supporters on Friday (June 2) in the last rally ahead of a local election.
This is the first time Hun Sen join the parade since a United Nations organised election in 1993, breaking from his longstanding tradition of avoiding direct campaigning ahead of a commune election June 4.
The June 4 local election is seen as the biggest challenge Hun Sen's ruling party has faced in nearly four decades after his party narrowly won the last election in 2013 after losing seats to a resurgent opposition - Hun Sen's worst election result since Cambodia returned to full democracy in 1998.
The hotly anticipated national election next year could extend the more than 30 year rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) or make way for a new era of leadership by the CNRP in Cambodia - one of Asia's poorest countries.
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