PM Hun Sen to Hold the Post for Two More Weeks

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Phnom Penh, August 07, 2023 --

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen said he will remain at the post of Prime Minister for 15 more days, and then he will become the father of the Prime Minister, after His Majesty the King issued a royal decree appointing H.E. Dr. Hun Manet, his eldest son, the new Prime Minister of Cambodia on Aug. 7, 2023.

“I will continue to be Prime Minister for 15 more days then I will be promoted as father of the Prime Minister. It is not the end yet. I will continue serving in other positions for at least until 2033, which I will then serve for more than half a century,” he underlined in a message on his social media networks.

Counting until Aug. 22, 2023, the date which he will officially step down, and counting from Jan. 14, 1985, the date which he officially became the Prime Minister, he has been a Prime Minister for 38 years 7 months and 8 days, an equivalent to 463 months 2,014 weeks and 14,099 days.

If counting his work serving the government from Jan. 8, 1979 in the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister, Acting Prime Minister, and Prime Minister, as of Aug. 22, 2023, he has served for 44 years 7 months 14 days, an equivalent to 535 months 2,328 weeks and 16,297 days.

Looking back through time, Samdech Techo Hun Sen was the youngest prime minister (32 years old) and the longest-serving in the world.