Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that his oldest son, Hun Manet, could come to hold the top position in government as soon as 2023.
During its Friday conference, the central committee of the Cambodian People’s Party endorsed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, as the next likely head of the national government.
With the main opposition CNRP banned and one of its former leaders, Kem Sokha, facing trial on treason charges in January, observers say next year’s commune elections will likely be dominated by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s long-ruling CPP.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has publicly announced his support for his eldest son, Hun Manet, as his potential successor as prime minister. He claimed the announcement came in response to critics who have long accused him of paving the way for his son to take over as Cambodia’s next leader.
Royalist Funcinpec party president and former first Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh died from illness Sunday morning in France. He was 77 years old.