Prime Minister Hun Sen's son and son-in-law to run in Cambodian elections
PHNOM PENH (AP) - A son and son-in-law of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will run for parliament in a July general election that is expected to renew the long-ruling leader's mandate for power, a spokesman for his party said on Wednesday.
Mr Cheam Yeap, a top member of Mr Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party, said party leaders decided last week to submit the candidacies of the prime minister's youngest son, 30-year-old Hun Many, and his son-in-law Dy Vichea, a senior police officer in the Interior Ministry.
Their candidacies are likely to increase speculation that Mr Hun Sen is seeking to establish a political dynasty, even though he is only 60.
Most of Mr Hun Sen's immediate family members hold influential jobs.