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Hun Manet to Succeed Father as Cambodia’s New PM After Transfer Approved by Cambodian Lawmakers

HeadlineAug 23, 2023

In Cambodia, lawmakers officially elected Hun Manet, the son of long-standing, outgoing Prime Minister Hun Sen, to be the country’s new leader. Hun Sen won reelection last month after eliminating any viable challengers, and declared just days later his son would succeed him. Hun Manet is a military general. Analysts say Hun Sen is expected to keep wielding the bulk of Cambodian political power, even as he transfers the premiership to his son.

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