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In the US, who wins?

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens during the second presidential debate last month. Robyn Beck/AFP
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens during the second presidential debate last month. Robyn Beck/AFP

In the US, who wins?

Vandy Muong and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon hit the streets to get Cambodians’ thoughts on 2016.

Kin Vuthel, 22, student

Kin Vuthel, 22, student

Between Hillary Clinton and Trump, I think Trump will win, because he looks more confident and he’s a business owner with lots of money. For Clinton, the news shows her as not that confident and in bad health, and so I believe Trump will win. I get information from social media. I prefer Trump because the US is a powerful country and needs a person who is strong and can be a leader. Clinton is physically and mentally weak, she is not powerful.

Pichata Van, 22, student

Pichata Van, 22, student

I stand for Hillary Clinton. I don’t like what Trump has said, he’s kind of racist and angry. In the US, you can give your opinion without worrying about someone doing something to you. I like how [Americans] talk about what’s good about their society or what’s bad and want to change it. I only know one guy who supports Trump: You cannot talk to him, he is aggressive about it, and he’s American.

Tep Socheat, 48, civil servant

Tep Socheat, 48, civil servant

Clinton is a strong woman and has a lot of knowledge. Trump is a bad man that looks down on women. [He] cannot lead a country. If he is elected, then maybe there will be a war because he is so proud. We want to see a woman lead the US. In Cambodia, we’d like to see a woman run the country, but in the future. The government is trying to encourage women to work in the ministries in higher positions.

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 72

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 72

I feel very amazed that we have to choose between Madame Clinton and Donald Trump, we should have more choice. I don’t know Mr Trump, I have watched him on the television, but I personally know Madame Clinton. It is very easy to criticise… but we have to be respectful to the American people who have the choice, not us. We have to take care of Cambodia… that is a problem for Cambodia, not Madame Clinton or Mr Trump.

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