The Cambodian People's Party, is the current ruling party of Cambodia. It was the sole legal party in the country at the time of the People's Republic of Kampuchea and the first two years of the State of Cambodia. Its name was changed during the transitional times of the State of Cambodia, when the single-party system, as well as the Marxist-Leninist ideology were abandoned. Having governed Cambodia since 1979, it is one of the longest-ruling parties in the world.
The General Secretary of the party from 1979 to December 5, 1981 was Pen Sovan. The KPRP was originally a Marxist-Leninist party, although it took on a more reformist outlook in the mid-1980s under Heng Samrin's leadership. In the 1990s, the KPRP officially dropped its commitment to socialist ideology all together when it renamed itself the Cambodian People's Party. Presently the party has a slim majority in the National Assembly and an outright majority in the Senate. Hun Sen, the current Prime Minister of Cambodia, serves as the party's Deputy President.