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Cambodia's authoritarian PM congratulates Trump


    Associated Press

Mexico City, United States   /   Wed, November 9, 2016   /  06:35 pm
Cambodia's authoritarian PM congratulates Trump Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen looks on as he registers his name before a parliament session, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Cambodia's long-serving authoritarian prime minister Hun Sen has congratulated Donald Trump on his US presidential election victory.

On his official Facebook page, Hun Sen called Trump "your excellency" and pointed out that he'd announced his support for the Republican candidate several days earlier.

He says "American voters have shown their choice to elect your excellency ... My support for your candidacy is not wrong either."

Hun Sen has kept a tight grip on Cambodian politics for three decades by silencing critics with lawsuits, intimidation and other tactics.

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