Former NEC Chairman Elected Member of the Constitutional Council

H.E. Im Sousdey, former Chairman of the National Election Committee (NEC), has been elected as a member of the Constitutional Council in replacement of H.E. Pit Taingsan who had passed away recently.

The election was made at the National Assembly's 8th session of the fifth legislature held yesterday under the chairmanship of Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of NA.

The Constitutional Council is composed of one President and 8 members. The President is elected by a college of 9 Councillors at the absolute majority. The election of the President would take place every three years after the three new members come into office. The normal mandate of the members is 9 years, but a third of members are replaced every 3 years. For the first mandate, some members are appointed or elected for a term of 3, 6, and 9 years respectively. 3 members are appointed by the King while the National Assembly and the Supreme Council of Magistracy would elect 3 members each. All members are selected among the high personalities, Khmer by birth, aged at least 45 years old, graduated from higher education in the fields of law, administration, diplomacy and economy, and having at least 15 years of professional experiences.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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