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Hun Sen Cambodia’s enduring strongman’s son: Cambodia’s new political dynasty
Cambodia’s long-ruling party faces a rare leadership dilemma — how do you replace a strongman premier who has run the country almost single-handedly for decades? Well, maybe with his son. Although he has vowed to stay in power for another decade. Former Khmer Rouge guerilla turned premier Hun Sen has dominated the Cambodian political scene for 28 years, accused by critics of riding roughshod over his opponents and ignoring human rights. The 60-year-old premier has vowed to rule until he is 74.