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    Cambodia Government 1998

      Country name
      conventional long form: Kingdom of Cambodia
      conventional short form: Cambodia
      local long form: Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea
      local short form: Kampuchea

      Data code CB

      Government type multiparty liberal democracy under a constitutional monarchy established in September 1993

      National capital Phnom Penh

      Administrative divisions 20 provinces (khett, singular and plural) and 3 municipalities* (krong, singular and plural); Banteay Mean Cheay, Batdambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Spoe, Kampong Thum, Kampot, Kandal, Kaoh Kong, Keb*, Kracheh, Mondol Kiri, Otdar Mean Cheay, Phnum Penh*, Pouthisat, Preah Seihanu* (Sihanoukville), Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Rotanah Kiri, Siem Reab, Stoeng Treng, Svay Rieng, Takev
      note: there may be a new municipality called Pailin

      Independence 9 November 1949 (from France)

      National holiday Independence Day, 9 November 1949

      Constitution promulgated 21 September 1993

      Legal system currently being defined

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: King Norodom SIHANOUK (reinstated 24 September 1993)
      head of government: power shared between First Prime Minister UNG HUOT (since NA August 1997) and Second Prime Minister HUN SEN (since NA 1993); note - former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom RANARIDDH deposed in July 1997 by forces loyal to HUN SEN
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the king
      elections: none; the king is a constitutional monarch; prime ministers appointed by the king

      Legislative branch unicameral National Assembly (120 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 23 May 1993 (next to be held 26 July 1998)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - FUNCINPEC 58, CPP 51, BLDP 10, MOLINAKA 1
      note: the May 1993 elections were for the Constituent Assembly which became the National Assembly after the new constitution was promulgated in September 1993

      Judicial branch Supreme Council of the Magistracy, provided for in the constitution, was formed in December 1997

      Political parties and leaders National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC), Prince NORODOM RANARIDDH; Cambodian Pracheachon Party or Cambodian People's Party (CPP), CHEA SIM; Buddhist Liberal Democratic Party (BLDP), SON SANN; Buddhist Liberal Party (BLP), IENG MOULY; National Solidarity Party (also known as Democratic Kampuchea, also known as the Khmer Rouge), KHIEU SAMPHAN; Movement Pour La Liberation Nationale Khmere (MOLINAKA), PROM NEAKAREACH; Khmer Nation Party (KNP), SAM RANGSI

      International organization participation ACCT, AsDB, ASEAN (observer), CP, ESCAP, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, NAM, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO (applicant)

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador VAR HUOTH
      chancery: 4500 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
      telephone: [1] (202) 726-7742
      FAX: [1] (202) 726-8381

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Kenneth M. QUINN
      embassy: 27 EO Street 240, Phnom Penh
      mailing address: Box P, APO AP 96546
      telephone: [855] (23) 216-436, 216-438
      FAX: [855] (23) 216-437

      Flag description three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (double width), and blue with a white three-towered temple representing Angkor Wat outlined in black in the center of the red band

      NOTE: The information regarding Cambodia on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cambodia Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cambodia Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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