Cambodia’s Hun Sen Confirms Eldest Son Hun Manet Being Groomed For Leadership

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday he is grooming his eldest son Hun Manet to take over leadership of the country but has no plans to step down for another decade, confirming long-held suspicions that the strongman intends to establish a dynasty.

Speaking during an inspection of a construction site for the new Phnom Penh International Airport in Kandal province’s Kandal Stoeung district, Hun Sen also vowed that his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) would rule the country for as long as a century.

“Hun Manet is not the only candidate [for Prime Minister] within the CPP—there are a lot of candidates,” he said.

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