With little threat from opposition, Cambodian ruling party heads towards political transition

Cambodia walks to the polls on Sunday in what is officially recognized as a one-sided election. With the main opponent Candlelight Party suspended, there is little to halt the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) from dragging to the side 17 other challengers to win all 125 National Assembly seats as it happened in the latest general election. The prominent question is when long-time prime minister Hun Sen will pass the mantle to his 45-year-old son Hun Manet. The United States-educated four-star general was in 2021 blessed the CPP’s future prime minister candidate.