Cambodia parliament meets ahead of vote on Hun Sen’s son

Cambodia’s new parliament convened on Monday (Aug 21), setting the stage for long-time ruler Hun Sen to officially hand power to his eldest son after last month’s one-sided election.

Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all but five of 125 seats in the lower house in July polls that were widely decried as a sham after the main opposition party was barred from running.

Days after the landslide victory, Hun Sen – one of the world’s longest-serving leaders – announced he was stepping down and handing power to his eldest son, Hun Manet, after nearly four decades of rule.

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