Amid an uneven playing field, modest expectations for local elections

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Cambodians vote Sunday in elections for their local commune councils. In a country where the prime minister, Hun Sen, maintains a tight grip on power, opposition parties are trying to be realistic about the outcome. An election preview feature for VOA. 



A squatter inside the remnants of a home in Phnom Penh's Boeung Kak neighbourhood. The Sam Rainsy Party has tried to raise issues like rampant evictions during the campaign for the 2012 commune elections.