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Using Beauty for Political Campaign on Facebook

While the political campaigns for the upcoming July 28 national elections have been kicking off in cities and towns across Cambodia, the political battles have also been waged on Facebook.

The page “I Love Cambodia Hot News” has posted a photo of two girls, with one wearing the clothes of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the other wearing the clothes of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). The caption reads: “So beautiful, which should I choose?”

The photo was liked 3,141 times and shared 148 in the first five hours, and has been commented on by many Facebook users.

Shokry Vs Charya commented: “Number 4 is the best leader who respects the morality.”

Kuysim Eng and De Lievery Love added: “Number 4 will win!”

Bross Brem Brey commented: “4 is good looking, but 7 is beautiful like Khmer woman, I’d like choose 7.”

Other users, such as Nin Jah, recommended that people choose two at the same time: “I Love A, but I choose B to help my country.”

Khmer Man reminded users that the ballot is secret—no one can see who people vote for, and they should choose one of them.

Furthermore, Vi Reak did not like the question: “Let’s wait to see the result, you should not ask such kind of question.”



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