Cabinet of Cambodia

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The Cabinet of Cambodia, formally known as the Council of Ministers (Khmer: គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី), is the executive body of the Kingdom of Cambodia led by the Prime Minister, assisted by Deputy Prime Ministers, Senior Ministers, Ministers, and Secretaries of State. Members of the Cabinet are nominated by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Monarch.

Role[edit]

Chapter VIII of the Constitution states the role of the Royal Government of Cambodia.[1]

  • Article 99: The Council of Ministers is the Royal Government of Cambodia. The Council of Ministers shall be led by one Prime Minister assisted by Deputy Prime Ministers, and by State Ministers, Ministers, and State Secretaries as members.
  • Article 100: At the recommendation of the President and with the agreement of both Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the King shall designate a dignitary from among the representatives of the winning party to form the Royal Government. This designated Assembly or members of the political parties represented in the from the Assembly. After the Assembly has given its vote of confidence, the King shall issue a Royal decree (Kret) appointing the entire Council of Ministers. Before taking office, the Council of Ministers shall take an oath as stipulated an Annex 6.
  • Article 101: The functions of members of the Royal Government shall be incompatible with professional activities in trade or industry and with the holding of any position in the public service.
  • Article 102: Members of the Royal Government shall be collectively responsible to the Assembly for the overall policy of the Royal Government. Each member of the Royal Government shall be individually responsible to the Prime Minister and the Assembly for his/her own conduct.
  • Article 103: Members of the Royal Government shall not use the orders, written or verbal, of anyone as grounds to exonerate themselves form their responsibility.
  • Article 104: The Council of Minister shall meet every week inn plenary session or in a working session. The Prime Minister shall chair the plenary sessions. The Prime Minister may assign a Deputy Prime Minister to preside over the working sessions. Minutes of the Council of Ministers' meeting shall be forwarded to the King for His information.
  • Article 105: The Prime Minister shall have the right to delegate his power to a Deputy Prime Minister or to any member of the Royal Government.
  • Article 106: If the post of Prime Minister is permanently vacant, a new Council of Ministers shall be appointed under the procedure stipulated in this Constitution. If the vacancy is temporary, an acting Prime Minister shall be provisionally appointed.
  • Article 107:Each member of the Royal Government shall be punished for any crimes or misdemeanors that he/she has committed in the course of his/her duty. In such cases and when his/her duty, the Assembly shall decide to file charges against him/her with competent. The Assembly shall decide on such matters though a secret vote by a simple majority thereof.
  • Article 108: The organization and functioning of the Council of Ministers shall be determined by law.

Current cabinet[edit]

Council of Ministers headquarters, Phnom Penh, the official meeting place and office of the Cabinet.

The members of the fifth and current Council of Ministers were sworn in on 24 September 2013. The one-party National Assembly voted Hun Sen as Prime Minister for another five-year term. Although the cabinet has been reshuffled, some high-ranking ministers still hold their position such as Sok An, Hor Namhong, Sar Kheng, and Tea Banh.

Colour keys

     Cambodian People's Party

Minister Name Party
Prime Minister Hun Sen CPP
Deputy Prime Minister – Chairman of the Council of Ministers Sok An CPP
Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of the Interior Sar Kheng CPP
Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of National Defense Tea Banh CPP
Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hor Namhong CPP
Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of National AssemblySenate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An CPP
Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of the Royal Palace Kong Sam Ol CPP
Deputy Prime Minister Ke Kim Yan CPP
Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhaily CPP
Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon CPP
Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin CPP
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ouk Rabun CPP
Minister of Commerce Sun Chanthol CPP
Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeung Sakona CPP
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron CPP
Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Porn Moniroth CPP
Minister of Environment Sam Say Al CPP
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng CPP
Minister of Industry, Mining and Energy Cham Prasidh CPP
Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith CPP
Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana CPP
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng CPP
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Im Chhun Lim CPP
Minister of Planning Chhay Than CPP
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Prak Sokhon CPP
Minister of Public Works and Transport Tram Iv Tek CPP
Minister of Cults and Religion Min Khin CPP
Minister of Rural Development Chea Sophara CPP
Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth CPP
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon CPP
Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor CPP
Minister of Women's Affairs Ing Kantha Pavy CPP
Minister of Public Affairs Pich Bun Thin CPP


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constitution of Cambodia". Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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