Hun Manet pledges ‘peace, stability’ as new Cambodian PM

As he formally became Cambodia’s new prime minister on Tuesday, Hun Manet said his cabinet will follow the “heroic examples” of its predecessors.

Manet was confirmed as prime minister after a vote of confidence in Cambodia’s parliament, the National Assembly. The 123 lawmakers present voted unanimously to approve the new cabinet under Manet.

The handover marks a historic milestone for the Southeast Asian nation of 16.5 million as the 45-year-old takes the reins from his father, Hun Sen, who ruled for 38 years.

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