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    Cambodia Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/cambodia/cambodia_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Kingdom of Cambodia
      conventional short form: Cambodia
      local long form: Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea (phonetic pronunciation)
      local short form: Kampuchea
      former: Kingdom of Cambodia, Khmer Republic, Democratic Kampuchea, People's Republic of Kampuchea, State of Cambodia

      Government type:
      multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy established in September 1993

      Capital:
      Phnom Penh

      Administrative divisions:
      20 provinces (khaitt, singular and plural) and 4 municipalities* (krong, singular and plural)
      provinces: Banteay Mean Cheay, Batdambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Spoe, Kampong Thum, Kampot, Kandal, Kaoh Kong, Krachen, Mondol Kiri, Otdar Mean Cheay, Pouthisat, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Rotanah Kiri, Siem Reab, Stoeng Treng, Svay Rieng, Takev
      municipalities: Keb, Pailin, Phnum Penh, Preah Seihanu

      Independence:
      9 November 1953 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 9 November (1953)

      Constitution:
      promulgated 21 September 1993

      Legal system:
      primarily a civil law mixture of French-influenced codes from the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) period, royal decrees, and acts of the legislature, with influences of customary law and remnants of communist legal theory; increasing influence of common law in recent years; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: King Norodom SIHAMONI (since 29 October 2004)
      head of government: Prime Minister HUN SEN (since 14 January 1985) and Deputy Prime Ministers SAR KHENG (since 3 February 1992); SOK AN, LU LAY SRENG, TEA BANH, HOR NAMHONG, NHEK BUNCHHAY (since 16 July 2004)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers in theory appointed by the monarch; in practice named by the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is chosen by a Royal Throne Council; following legislative elections, a member of the majority party or majority coalition is named prime minister by the Chairman of the National Assembly and appointed by the king

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral, consists of the National Assembly (123 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) and the Senate (61 seats; 2 members appointed by the monarch, 2 elected by the National Assembly, and 57 elected by parliamentarians and commune councils; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: National Assembly - last held 27 July 2003 (next to be held in July 2008); Senate - last held 22 January 2006 (next to be held in January 2011)
      election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - CPP 47%, SRP 22%, FUNCINPEC 21%, other 10%; seats by party - CPP 73, FUNCINPEC 26, SRP 24; Senate - percent of vote by party - CPP 69%, FUNCINPEC 21%, SRP 10%; seats by party - CPP 45, FUNCINPEC 10, SRP 2 (January 2006)

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Council of the Magistracy (provided for in the constitution and formed in December 1997); Supreme Court (and lower courts) exercises judicial authority

      Political parties and leaders:
      Cambodian Pracheachon Party (Cambodian People's Party) or CPP [CHEA SIM]; National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia or FUNCINPEC [NHEK BUNCHHAY]; Sam Rangsi Party or SRP [SAM RANGSI]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, APT, ARF, AsDB, ASEAN, EAS, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (subscriber), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIF, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIS, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador EK SEREYWATH
      chancery: 4530 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
      telephone: [1] (202) 726-7742
      FAX: [1] (202) 726-8381

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Joseph A. MUSSOMELI
      embassy: 1, Street 96, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
      mailing address: Box P, APO AP 96546
      telephone: [855] (23) 728-000
      FAX: [855] (23) 216-437/811

      Flag description:
      three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (double width), and blue with a white three-towered temple representing Angkor Wat outlined in black in the center of the red band; only national flag to incorporate a building in its design


      NOTE: The information regarding Cambodia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cambodia Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cambodia Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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