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Deadlock broken, CNRP pols released

The longest parliamentary impasse in Cambodian history looks to have ended with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party agreeing to take their seats in parliament exchange for political concessions from the government.

On the same day seven CNRP lawmakers-elect accused of serious crimes including insurrection, were released from prison on bail.

The CNRP has held out for almost a year to try and secure concessions from the government, the most significant of which is an overhaul of the highly criticized National Election Committee.

Have they got what they wanted?