National Assembly votes for new Cabinet and PM
During the Inaugural meeting of the National Assembly yesterday, following the Cambodian general election on 28th July, the Parliament approved Hun Sen as the Prime Minister for a further term. A new Cabinet was also submitted to the National Assembly and voted into office with the swearing in taken at the same time.
The opening of the new parliament was boycotted by the 55 members of the Sam Rainsy led Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the election took place with only the 68 members of the ruling the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) in attendance.
The parliament also created 13 new positions for ministers delegated to the prime minister and the full list of new ministers including the cabinet can be found here.
The line-up of the new Cabinet as published on the Agence Kampuchea Presse website is as follows:
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen; Prime Minister
Sar Kheng; Minister of Interior
Tea Banh; Minister of National Defense
Hor Namhong; Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Aun Porn Moniroth; Minister of Economy and Finance
Ouk Rabun; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Chea Sophara; Minister of Rural Development
Sun Chanthol; Minister of Commerce
Cham Prasidh; Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy
Chhay Than; Minister of Planning
Hang Chuon Naron; Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
Vorng Saut; Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation
Im Chhun Lim; Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction
Say Samal; Minister of Environment
Lim Kean Hor; Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology
Khieu Kanharith; Minister of Information
Ang Vong Vathana; Minister of Justice
Ms. Men Sam An; Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection
Prak Sokhonn; Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
Mam Bun Heng; Minister of Health
Tram Iv Tek; Minister of Public Works and Transport
Ms. Phoeung Sakona; Minister of Culture and Fine Arts
Thong Khon; Minister of Tourism
Min Khin; Minister of Cults and Religions
Ms. Ing Kantha Phavi; Minister of Women Affairs
Ith Sam Heng; Minister of Labor and Vocational Training
Pich Bunthin; Minister of Public Functions.