Country Report Cambodia February 2010

Political structure

Official name


Form of government

Constitutional monarchy

The executive

The cabinet is constitutionally responsible to the National Assembly (the lower house of parliament)

Head of state

King Norodom Sihamoni. The Throne Council selects the king

National legislature

The 123-seat National Assembly sits for a term of five years. The term of the 61-member Senate (the upper house) is also five years

National elections

The most recent National Assembly election was held on July 27th 2008. The inaugural (indirect) election to the Senate took place in January 2006. The next upper house election is due in January 2011, and the next lower house election will take place in July 2013

National government

Following the 2008 election, the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), which secured 90 seats in the lower house, formed a government, with the National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful and Co-operative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC) as its junior partner

Main political organisations and groups

CPP; FUNCINPEC; Sam Rainsy Party (SRP); Norodom Ranariddh Party (NRP); Human Rights Party (HRP)

Main government ministers

Prime minister: Hun Sen (CPP)

Deputy prime ministers:

;Sar Kheng (CPP)

;Hor Nam Hong (CPP)

;Bin Chhin (CPP)

;Sok An (CPP)

;Tea Banh (CPP)

;Nhiek Bun Chhay (FUNCINPEC)

;Men Sam An (CPP)

;Keat Chhon (CPP)

;Yim Chhay Ly (CPP)

Key ministers

Agriculture, forestry & fisheries: Chan Sarun (CPP)

Commerce: Cham Prasidh (CPP)

Economy & finance: Keat Chhon (CPP)

Foreign affairs: Hor Nam Hong (CPP)

Health: Mam Bunheng (CPP)

Industry, energy & mines: Suy Sem (CPP)

Information: Khieu Kanharith (CPP)

Interior: Sar Kheng (CPP)

Justice: Ang Vong Vattana (CPP)

National defence: Tea Banh (CPP)

Rural development: Chea Sophara (CPP)

Tourism: Thong Khon (CPP)

Central bank governor

Chea Chanto

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