Ex-dictator Hun Sen returns as chief of Senate

Strongmen Hun Sen handed power to his son Hun Manet last year after ruling Cambodia for nearly four decades. Now, the veteran leader is staging a comeback.

Hun Sen was elected the new head of Cambodia’s Senate on Wednesday, taking over a key ceremonial role after handing over executive power to his eldest son last year.


The former dictator remains in charge of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). With most of the CCP’s rivals dismantled during Hun Sen 38-year-long rule, the party now controls 55 out of 62 seats in the upper house of Cambodia’s parliament.

Hun Sen thanked the senators for their confidence after the vote, according to a report by National Television of Cambodia cited by China’s Xinhua news agency.

In full: https://www.dw.com/en/cambodia-ex-dictator-hun-sen-returns-as-chief-of-senate/a-68731436

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