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Hun Sen's Cambodia

Is Hun Sen's dynasty built to last?

No guarantees Cambodia's next generation will embrace heir apparent Hun Manet

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, stands with his son Hun Manet after graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in May 1999.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As Cambodia comes to terms with many more years under the leadership of Hun Sen, the focus is now on his son Hun Manet, who is widely expected to succeed him.

Without any real opposition, Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party won all but two seats in the country's general election on July 29. Its only real threat, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was forced to disband in November after its leader Kem Sokha was arrested for allegedly plotting a U.S.-backed revolution.

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