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CPP meet to finalise National Assembly

CPP meet to finalise National Assembly

PARLIAMENTARY candidates from the ruling Cambodian People's Party  met Monday to finalise a list of members for the new National Assembly and government, as they prepare to swear in on September 24.

"We prepared a scenario for the National Assembly and we will claim all nine chair and deputy chair committee positions of the parliament," CPP spokesman Khieu Kanharith said.

He added that there were about 40 members slated for resignation.

SRP to boycott swearing-in

Son Chhay, a lawmaker of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, said that the opposition has not changed its stance and will boycott the swearing-in.

"Our elected parliamentarians will go to the constituency at the provinces the same day of the swearing-in," Son Chhay said.

He added that over the last three weeks, SRP lawmakers have written to CPP chairman Chea Sim to request that the National Assembly has a proper power sharing with the opposition, but there has been no response.

"We requested Chea Sim to share power with the opposition party and give proper roles to them, according to the internal regulations of the National Assembly," Son Chhay said.

The SRP won 24 of the 123 seats in the National Assembly.

In the last parliament, they chaired two committees - Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media; and Interior, National Defense, Investigation, Anti-Corruption and Public Function.  

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