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Senators list final


 

The composition of the senate has been finalized, and the new body is due to convene its first meeting March 25.

Chea Sim, has been named by the King to head the Senate while Prince Sisowat Chivorn Monirak, and H.E Nhek Bun Chhay were named as the first and second deputy chiefs respectively.

However, the Sam Rainsy Party is still questioning the legitimacy of the body, and has asked the Constitutional Council to rule on the validity of the legislation which set it up.

But at the same time, in what appears to be an each way bet, it has nominated candidates for the seven positions allotted to it.

There are already strong indications that the SRP petition is unlikely to be successful.

Chan Sok, President of the Constitutional Council said that the National Assembly's approval for the constitutional amendment setting up the Senate was proper, and that the council had examined it before passing it on to the King.

Part of the SRP objection to the creation of the Senate, has been the cost.

Son Chhay, MP of Sam Rainsy party estimated that the budget for the senate would be $1 million per year.

Oum Sarith, an advisor to Senate head Chea Sim, said that the actual salary for the senators had not yet been set.

However, he added that the remuneration would not be excessive, nor would they be providing perks such as cars or guards, except to the head of the Senate and the two deputies.

"Each senator only has his or her own salary," he said.

The King's nominees:

H.E Iev Ponnaka, and Mrs. Keo Bun Thuok.

CPP nominees:

1- Ouk Bun Chhoeun
2- Chhea Thang
3- Hang Chuon
4- Chan Phin
5- Chhang Song
6- Ung Ty
7- Chhit Kim Yeat
8- Mrs. Ty Borasy
9- Mrs. Mean Sam Ann
10- Mrs. Chhouk Chhim
11- Tep Ngorn
12- Sim Ka
13- Ros Sreng
14- Rong Phlam Kesan
15- Peu Savath
16- Pel Nal
17- Sek Sam Ieth
18- Penh Path
19- Boeuy Keuk
20- Kang Chan
21- Seuy Keo
22- Keo San
23- Sin Song
24- Ouk Prathna
25- Chea Cheth
26- Van Mat
27- Phai Siphan
28- Mrs. Pum Sichan
29- Men Sarun
30- Thong Chan

Funcinpec nominees:

31- Khuon Frang
32- Khuon Phlayveth
33- Seung Oeum
34- Kem Sokha
35- Sabou Bacha
36- Ung Sim
37- Chea Peng Chheang
38- Khieu San
39- Khieu Suon
40- Mrs. Men Maly
41- Mrs. Sam Kanitha
42- Mrs. Mech Somaly
43- Chhay Bun Lay
44- Sin Po
45- Prak Vanny
46- Sim Soly
47- Chea Kim
48- Yeung Kim On
49- Has Saren

Sam Rainsy party nominees:

50- Kong Korm
51- Meng Rita
52- Ouk Moeurn
53- Thach Setha
54- Ou Bun Long
55- Hut Try
56- Chao Phally

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