The Nature and Functions of Cambodia’s Parliament and Government: Examined in an International Context

This paper aims to provide a brief but comprehensive explanation of Cambodia’s government and parliamentary system. It explains why Cambodia has a Parliament, what it does, how it is structured and how Senators and MPs are selected. The paper also places Cambodia in an international context by looking at parliamentary and voting systems in other parts of the world, taking a particular comparative look at the UK, US and French equivalents. The final section examines the progress that Cambodia’s relatively young Parliament has made, and the areas in which further development is particularly focused. The ultimate aim of this paper is to provide the information to help new Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and others to gather a brief but thorough understanding of the context in which they work.

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  • English
Topics Anti-corruption
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  • Cambodia
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Author (individual) Dr. Jan Taylor, Mr. Hisham Mousar & Mr. Nun Assachan (Researcher)
Co-author (individual) Mr.Khut Inserey (Adviser)
Publication place Cambodia
Publisher Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia
Publication date 2017
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Keywords Parliaments,Democracy,Separation of power,Systems of government,Electoral system,Cambodia
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