constitution was passed on September of 1993. Today, Cambodia is
currently a constitutional monarchy. Here are the four main "representatives"
serving the people of Cambodia:
"The King: The king is head of state
and Supreme Commander of the Khmer Royal Armed Forces. The King
appoints the Prime minister and the cabinet, and holds office for
life. In the event the King dies the National Throne Council ( the
chairman of the National Assembly. The Prime minister, the supreme
patriarchs of Cambodia’s two main Buddhist groups, and the
first and second vice-chairpersons of the National Assembly) must
select a new king from among descendants of three royal lines within
seven days" (pg. 32).
"National Assembly: Legislative
power lies within the National assembly, which has at least 120 members.
Members are elected to a term of five years by universal adult suffrage.
Only Cambodian citizens by birth who are over the age of 25 can
stand for election to the National Assembly" (pg. 32).
"Cabinet: The cabinet is lead by
the prime minister and assisted by deputy prime ministers. Other
member of the cabinet are state ministers, ministers, and state
secretaries. The prime minister appoints the members of the cabinet,
who must be representative in the National Assembly or members of
parties represented in the National Assembly" (pg. 32).
The Constitutional Council" The
constitutional council interprets the constitution and laws passed
by the National Assembly. The Council consists of nine members with
a nine-year mandate. Three of the members are appointed by the king,
three elected by the National Assembly, and three appointed by the
Supreme Council of the Magistracy (pgs. 32-33).
Cambodia. Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1996.