Cambodia’s king endorses Hun Manet as next prime minister

Eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen obtains king’s approval and is set to become Cambodia’s next leader later this month.

Cambodia’s king has approved the nomination of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son as the nation’s next leader after their party sealed victory in a one-sided election last month.


King Norodom Sihamoni’s decree, endorsing the 45-year-old Hun Manet on Monday, was shared on Hun Sen’s Telegram channel and signals the imminent end of the incumbent leader’s nearly four decades at the helm of a country rebounding from decades of war and poverty.

The appointment requires the approval of the newly elected National Assembly, expected later this month.

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