July 28 - Voting kicks off in the Cambodian general election in which Asia's longest-serving prime minister is likely to be handed another five years in power. Sarah Charlton reports.
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Asia's longest serving prime minister casts his vote as Cambodia goes to the polls.
Voting began early on Sunday (July 28) in a general election marred by claims of irregularities by the opposition.
Prime Minister Hun Sen is likely to add another five years to a stay in power that's already 28 years long.
But he faces an energised opposition.
Banned from the ballot box, opposition leader Sam Rainsy toured the capital instead of casting a vote.
He returned to Cambodia from self-imposed exile, but has not been allowed to vote or run as a candidate.
The opposition believes nearly a million names are missing from polling lists.
They say they're ready to fight for a true democracy.
Political analysts believe a stronger opposition may dent the ruling party's majority in parliament. But not enough to bring about a change.
Early results are expected on Sunday and official details released in a month's time.
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