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Kek the independent

When a deal to end Cambodia's political deadlock hinged on two polarised political parties finding one person they could both tolerate, not many names sprung to mind.

One that did was Pung Chhiv Kek, the now outgoing president of rights group Licadho who was able to bring then King Norodom Sihanouk and Prime Minister Hun Sen together for talks all the way back in 1987.

Selected as the on independent member of a new National Election Committee that will included four members of the opposition and four from the government, she will effectively hold the balance of power over this crucial institution.

Kek sat down with State of Play and told us about her hopes and worries.

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