National Assembly of Cambodia

National Assembly of Cambodia
5th Mandate
Coat of arms or logo
New session started
23 September 2013
Heng Samrin (CPP)
Since 21 March 2006
Since 30 October 2015
Nguon Nhel (CPP)
Since 26 August 2014
Kem Sokha (acting) (CNRP)
Since 16 November 2015
Seats 123
Political groups

Government (68)

  •      CPP (68)

Opposition (55)

Length of term
5 years
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
28 July 2013
Next election
22 July 2018
Meeting place

The National Assembly (Khmer: រដ្ឋសភា; Rotsaphea) is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Cambodia. It is referred to as the lower house, with the Senate being referred to as the upper house.

The National Assembly is an elected body consisting of 123 members known as Members of Parliament (MPs). Members are elected for five-year terms by proportional representation, using provinces as constituencies of 1 to 18 members, and the D'Hondt method of seat distribution. A political party must secure 62 seats to obtain and preserve a majority.

The National Assembly is headed by the President, currently occupied by Heng Samrin of Kampong Cham. The fifth mandate was opened on 23 September 2013 by King Norodom Sihamoni.


National Assembly building
Parliament session in 2013

The current National Assembly originated as the Constituent Assembly, a legislative body elected during the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). After the 1993 election, the Assembly met and adopted a new constitution for Cambodia. After enactment of the 1993 Constitution, the Constituent Assembly was renamed the National Assembly.


The qualifications to be a candidate for the National Assembly are outlined in Article 76 of the 1993 Constitution.

Power and privileges

Law Adoption

Vote of confidence




Committee[1] Chairperson Party
Commission on Human Rights, Complaints, and InvestigationEng Chhai EangCambodia National Rescue Party
Commission on Economics, Finance, Banking and AuditingCheam YeapCambodian People's Party
Commission on Planning, Investment, Agriculture, Rural Development, Environment, and Water ResourcesPol HomCambodia National Rescue Party
Commission on Interior, National Defense, and Civil Service AdministrationHun NengCambodian People's Party
Commission on Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information, and MediaChheang VunCambodian People's Party
Commission on Legislation and JusticePen PanhaCambodian People's Party
Commission on Education, Youth, Sport, Religious Affairs, Culture and TourismYem PonhearithCambodia National Rescue Party
Commission on Health Care, Social & Veterans' Affairs, Youth Rehabilitation, Labor, Vocational Training & Women's AffairsKe SovannarothCambodia National Rescue Party
Commission of Public Works, Transport, Telecommunication, Post, Industry, Commerce, Land Management, Urban Planning and ConstructionNin SaphonCambodian People's Party
Commission on Investigation and Anti-Corruption[2]Ho VannCambodia National Rescue Party


Province MPs
Banteay Meanchey Province 6
Battambang Province 8
Kampong Cham Province 18
Kampong Chhnang Province 4
Kampong Speu Province 6
Kampong Thom Province 6
Kampot Province 6
Kandal Province 11
Koh Kong Province 1
Kratie Province 3
Mondulkiri Province 1
Phnom Penh 12
Preah Vihear Province 1
Prey Veng Province 11
Pursat Province 4
Ratanakiri Province 1
Siem Reap Province 6
Preah Sihanouk Province 1
Stung Treng Province 1
Svay Rieng Province 5
Takeo Province 8
Kep Province 1
Pailin Province 1
Oddar Meanchey Province 1
Total 123


 Summary of the 28 July 2013 National Assembly election results
Party Votes % Seats
Cambodian People's Party 3,235,969 48.83%
Cambodia National Rescue Party 2,946,176 44.46%
FUNCINPEC 242,413 3.66%
League for Democracy Party 68,389 1.03%
Khmer Anti-Poverty Party 43,222 0.65%
Cambodian Nationality Party 38,123 0.58%
Khmer Economic Development Party 33,715 0.51%
Democratic Republican Party 19,152 0.29%
Total (turnout 68.5%) 6,627,159 123
Source: National Election Committee

See most recent election at: Cambodian parliamentary election, 2013

Presidents of the National Assembly

Name Period Political Party
1 Son Sann 1993 BLDP
2 Chea Sim 1993–1998 CPP
3 Norodom Ranariddh 1998–2006 FUNCINPEC
4 Heng Samrin 2006–Present CPP

See also


  1. "Parliament issues list of components in fifth legislature". 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  2. Khy, Sovuthy (August 9, 2014). "Assembly Rules Amended In First Bipartisan Sitting". The Cambodia Daily. Retrieved August 10, 2014.

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