The way the system works here, if you aren't working with the influential people, you are going nowhere. The opposition isn't just popular in the cities, it is popular in the whole central part of the country, the most populous provinces. Kampong Cham has been a hotbed of dissent for years, despite the PM coming from there. It wasn't just coincidental that the province got split after the last election.merchantsmutual wrote:
I, too, am curious why the CNRP is more popular in the cities while CPP is all over the countryside. It may be like red state/blue state where the urban areas tend to skew more liberal.
Partly I put this down to the urban elites, or even the lower classes, becoming affluent enough that they feel that they don't need to rely on previous power structures. I also think the powers-that-be need to reach out and gain people's confidence again.