Cambodian politics is no exception in terms of lack of democracy. Prime Minister Hun Sen appointed in 1985 will give up his chair to one of his sons (Hun Manet) after elections where the opposition could not stand.
The father gives power to his son
Cambodia’s new parliament convened on Monday (August 21st) for longtime leader Hun Sen to formally hand over power to his eldest son after last month’s skewed elections. Hun Sen has been in power for 40 years.
Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all but five of the lower house’s 125 seats in July polls that were widely denounced as a sham after the main opposition party was banned from standing. to present.
The King congratulates the deputies
The Cambodian head of state is King Norodom Sihamoni, who plays a largely symbolic role. He opened the parliament and congratulated the newly elected deputies, including Hun Sen and Hun Manet, both dressed in traditional outfits.
He said the country had made great progress over the past 30 years and urged MPs to do more to help people live with equality.
The king also said he believed the new government would receive the mandate from parliament.
The government is made up in part of the family
Parliament will meet again on Tuesday to officially elect four-star general Hun Manet, 45, to lead the country.
Hun Sen unveiled the new Cambodian government headed by Hun Manet, which also includes his youngest son Hun Many and his nephew in senior positions.