By SOPHENG CHEANG
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen has clearly stated his support for letting his eldest son, military commander Hun Manet, succeed him as the nation’s leader. . Hun Manet, 44, graduated from West Point, had the rank of lieutenant general and held several important positions in the military. In addition to the position of Army Commander-in-Chief, he is also Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Deputy Commander of his father’s elite bodyguard unit, and Commander of the country’s counter-terrorism force. Hun Sen, who has been in power for 36 years, often refers to Hun Manet as his potential successor after 2028, when he plans to step down. His two other sons are also considered as successors. Hun Sen defended his choice, saying that Japan’s leaders come from political families.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/02/cambodias-leader-hun-sen-endorses-oldest-son-as-successor/ Cambodian leader Hun Sen endorses his eldest son as his successor