Former Prime Minister of Cambodia Elected as President of Senate

Former Prime Minister of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, was unanimously elected this morning as the President of the 5th legislature of the Senate.

The election took place at the inaugural session of the 5th legislature of the Senate, held here at the Senate Palace under the royal presidency of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.

At the same time, H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and H.E. Ouch Borith, Former Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation were elected First and Second Vice Presidents of the Senate, respectively.

H.E. Sok Eysan, the eldest senator, officially announced the support from all the senators to Samdech Techo Hun Sen and his two vice presidents.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen has led the executive body of Cambodia for 38 years since 1985.

Cambodia organised the 5th Senate Election on Feb. 25, 2024 with the
participation of four political parties, including the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Khmer Will Party, FUNCINPEC Party, and National Power Party.

The result shows that the CPP won 55 of the total 58 seats, while the Khmer Will Party got the remaining three seats. The FUNCINPEC Party and the National Power Party did not get enough votes to gain a seat.

The Senate of Cambodia is composed of 62 seats, 58 of which are elected in a non-universal suffrage, two are appointed by His Majesty the King, and the other two are elected by the NA.

The Senate of Cambodia was established on Mar. 25, 1999 with 61 senators. At that time, the senate members were appointed, not by election, of them 33 were from the CPP, 21 from the FUNCINPEC Party and seven from the Sam Rainsy Party.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse