One of the world’s longest serving leaders is looking to extend his iron fisted rule, running another tightly controlled election with no tangible competition as he prepares a possible power succession for his son.
- Certain of election victory, Cambodia’s Hun Sen prepares to hand power to son
- Cambodia’s Hun Sen sets stage for son’s succession
- Cambodia’s longtime ruler Hun Sen says son can become PM in 3-4 weeks
- Autocratic Cambodian Leader Paving Way for Son, a West Point Graduate, to Rule
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, 70, has been in power since 1985 – only the leaders of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, both also authoritarians, have held office longer.
Voters in the Southeast Asian nation head to the polls on Sunday for the country’s seventh general election but observers predict few surprises.
Following weeks of campaigning and crackdowns on opposition figures, Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is all but running unopposed.