Cambodia’s Hun Sen Moves Ahead on Shoring Up Son’s Leadership Prospects

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen moved to shore up his family dynasty and the leadership prospects for his eldest son over the Christmas-New Year period, indicating he will stand down after elections in 2023.

The latest political maneuvering was delivered at the 43rd Central Committee Meeting of the 5th Mandate of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) with Hun Sen stating: “I will become father of the prime minister after 2023 and the grandfather of the prime minister in 2030s.”

Elections in Cambodia are held every five years, with the next due in July 2023.

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