Who is Hun Manet? PM’s son anointed as Cambodia’s next leader

The Bristol University and West Point graduate is the oldest of Hun Sen’s six children and has been groomed to succeed his father.

A doctor in economics, military leader, Bristol University graduate, Hun Manet, the oldest son of Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen, has been confirmed as the next leader of the country’s dominant political party, which described him as a “prime minister candidate [of] the future”.

At last week’s congress, the Cambodian People’s party (CPP), which holds every parliamentary seat, voted unanimously for 44-year-old Hun Manet to succeed his father.

In 2017, Hun Sen had the main opposition party dissolved amid accusations of a plot to overthrow the government, meaning life under Hun Manet is almost inevitable. The burning question now among observers is whether he will follow in the dictatorial path of his father.

In full: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/29/who-is-hun-manet-pms-son-anointed-as-cambodias-next-leader

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