Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held the office for more than three decades, has hinted that he may retire soon.
In a speech on Sunday, Hun Sen said that he would not seek re-election when his current term in office ends in 2018.
“I will be 65 years old and I will retire,” he said.
Hun Sen, who has been in power since 1985, is one of the longest-serving leaders in the world. He has been criticized for his authoritarian style of rule and his crackdown on political opposition and civil society.
However, there is no clear successor to Hun Sen, and some analysts have suggested that the prime minister may be trying to ensure a smooth transition of power.
In recent months, Hun Sen has sought to bolster his popularity by announcing measures to increase wages, reduce the cost of electricity, and improve healthcare. He has also promised to hold free and fair elections in 2018.