Pa Socheatvong has stepped down from his CPP lawmaker position after rumours surfaced that he could replace Mob Sarin as chief of the Phnom Penh Municipal Council.
The announcement of the resignation was made today by National Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long, who said that Mr Socheatvong resigned in the beginning of the week.
“He resigned from his position about two to three days ago,” Mr Peng Long said, noting that the CPP already has the resignation letter. “He resigned for his own personal reasons.”
He said that Mr Socheatvong could become the new chief of Phnom Penh Municipal Council, but did not confirm.
Mr Socheatvong declined to comment on the matter yesterday. Between 2013 and 2017, Mr Socheatvong was governor of Phnom Penh.
He served as a lawmaker in 2017 where he was appointed as the chairman of the commission on human rights, reception of complaints, investigation and National Assembly-Senate relations.
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