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The Human Rights Party
is a Cambodia
Cambodia , officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia...
n political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...
founded on 22 July 2007 led by Kem Sokha
Kem Sokha is the President of the Human Rights Party in Cambodia. He was born on 27 June 1953 in Takéo, Cambodia.-Politics:National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia 2008–Present• LAND RIGHTS. Active opponent of illegal evictions....
Critics allege that its foundation is meant to weaken opposition parties and is driven by the ruling party. This sentiment, however, seems to be driven by the ruling party themselves as Kem Sokha has long been a very vocal critic of the ruling CPP party.
Human Rights Party is the first party in Cambodia to adopt the check and balance system, changing the culture of one-man-ruling parties, which most parties in Cambodia adopt. It is also the first party in Cambodia to have its major leaders elected in its convention. Its popularity has been dramatically increasing in Cambodia, especially in the countryside.
In the July 2008 parliamentary elections, the ruling party won a landslide majority and the Human Rights Party took third place.