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The next Cambodian government will be outsized

Hun Sen has bought support for son Hun Manet with promises of positions

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Hun Manet, the eldest son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, has never served in an elected role, only in military and party positions. (Pool via Reuters)

David Hutt is a research fellow at the Central European Institute of Asian Studies, which is based in Bratislava, Slovakia, and was previously a journalist in Cambodia.

After almost four decades in power, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is preparing to hand over leadership of his country to Hun Manet, his eldest son, but a vast cast of characters beyond the family has been pulled into the process.

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