Will Cambodia’s new government improve EU ties?

Cambodia's prime minister, Hun Sen, is stepping down after nearly 40 years in power. As his son takes over, Europe is waiting to see if there are any big changes on the horizon.

With a new prime minister taking over in Cambodia for the first time in decades next Tuesday, the European Union looks set to give the new administration the opportunity to improve relations before deciding whether to escalate punitive measures in response to the country’s democratic deterioration.

Hun Sen, who has been in power since 1985, announced late last month that he will be stepping down as premier after his ruling party had days earlier won a landslide victory in a rigged general electionfrom which its only viable challenger was disqualified.

Hun Manet, Hun Sen’s eldest son and a former military chief, will formally take the job on Tuesday after the rubber-stamp National Assembly votes through a new cabinet.

In full: https://www.dw.com/en/will-cambodias-new-government-improve-eu-ties/a-66590808

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