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Fifth Cambodian Senate holds first session

Update: 03-04-2024 | 16:58:35

The first session of the Cambodian Senate, fifth tenure, opened in Phnom Penh on April 3 under the chair of King Norodom Sihamoni.

All 62 senators present at the first session of the upper house of the parliament unanimously elected Hun Sen, President of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), the President of the Senate in the fifth mandate on April 3.
Senator Prak Sokhonn of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) was elected the first president and Ouch Borith, also of the CPP, the second president of the senate, respectively.

The Senate has 62 seats, but the election was held for 58 seats as two senators will be appointed by the King and two others by the National Assembly. The election is held every six years.

In the Senate election for the fifth legislative term on February 25, the CPP received 55 seats and the Khmer Will Party won three seats while the Nation Power Party and the Funcinpec Party did not earn any seat./.

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