Cambodia’s Hun Sen unveils new government with son as leader

Outgoing Cambodian ruler Hun Sen on Thursday unveiled the country’s new government, headed by his eldest son and including his youngest son and his nephew in senior roles.

Mr Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all but five of 125 seats in the lower house in July polls that were widely decried as a sham after the main opposition party was barred from running.

Days after the landslide victory, Mr Hun Sen – one of the world’s longest-serving leaders – announced he was stepping down and handing power to his eldest son Hun Manet after nearly four decades of iron-fisted rule.

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