The National Assembly today elected two senators from the royalist Funcinpec party to fill in the new 62-seat Senate that is due to convene its first session at the end of this month.
The lawmakers voted in Chea Chantevy and Suon Mean, both members of Funcinpec, as new senators.
National Assembly President Heng Samrin said that Ms Chantevy received 104 votes while Mr Mean also received 104 votes.
Ms Chantevy and Mr Mean showed up for the National Assembly’s plenary session yesterday morning. Mr Mean declined to comment yesterday while Ms Chantevy could not be reached for comment.
King Norodom Sihamoni sent a letter to the National Assembly, hailing good cooperation between the legislative and executive bodies, as well as between international organisations and NGOs to allow parliament to pass laws according to the country’s needs.
“I hope that the National Assembly will continue to work hard and cooperate with other top institutions to guarantee the strengthening of society with peace, political stability, security, and social order,” Mr Samrin said, quoting the King’s letter.