Prime Minister of Cambodia
Date of Birth: 5 August 1952
Birth Place: Peam Koh Sna, Cambodia
Political Party: Cambodian People's Party
Arrival in Power: 14 January 1985
Hun Sen was born in Peam Koh Sna, Cambodia, in 1952. He is the current Prime Minister of Cambodia. Hun Sen's political career began at the end of the 1970's when he took part in a rebel movement supported by Vietnam, against the Khmer Rouge regime. Following the success of this rebel movement, Hun Sen was named as it's leader in 1985 and became the Prime Minister of Cambodia following this. His party won elections in 1998 and 2005. He is criticized for being Vietnam's puppet and also some accusations of corruption have surfaced following negotiations regarding oil and gas concessions.
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Updated on: August 4th, 2013