Cambodia’s ruling party endorses Hun Sen’s son Hun Manet as ‘prime minister candidate in the future’

Cambodia’s long-time ruling party voted to endorse Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son as “future prime minister” but did not specify a time frame for when he might succeed his father, who has been in power for 36 years.

A statement from the Cambodia People’s Party said its central committee unanimously endorsed Hun Manet, 44, as “the prime minister candidate in the future”.

Hun Sen, one of the world’s longest-serving leaders, earlier this month said he would support his son as his successor but did not say when he would retire.

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