Prime Minister Hun Sen said the Supreme Council of Consultants is tasked with giving ideas and feedback to draft laws before the council of ministers adopts them.
Representatives of sixteen out of 20 political parties that contested in the election today attended the first consultation forum with the government led by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Government spokesman Phay Siphan said that the Supreme Council of consultants composed of various representatives of political parties will be able to submit petitions to the Senate over the draft laws passed by the National Assembly.
Mr Siphan said that the council also will provide comments to the Prime Minister for any injustice or abuses by officials.
He said that the council is composed of representatives of political parties that contested the election with the approval by the Prime Minister, in which each party has two representatives.
The President of the Council is elected to carry out a one-month task with a monthly rotation based on each party’s ballot slot positions of the National Election Committee.
The meeting between the council and the Prime Minister is set for every six months or in an urgent call made by the Prime Minister.