Royal Council of the Throne

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The Royal Council of the Throne of Cambodia (Khmer: ក្រុមប្រឹក្សារាជបល្ល័ង្ក, French: Conseil royal du trône du Cambodge) is a nine-member council of Cambodia responsible for selecting the Cambodian monarch. It was established by the constitution on 24 September 1993. The nine members of the council include the Prime Minister, President of the National Assembly, President of the Senate, First and Second Vice Presidents of the National Assembly, First and Second Vice Presidents of the Senate, and the two heads of the order of Mahanikay and Thammayut (Tep Vong and Bour Kry).[1] The council was active only in October 2004 when it named Norodom Sihamoni as the new king. The voting is conducted through a secret ballot by the nine members.

Current members[edit]

Name Position
Hun Sen Prime Minister of Cambodia
Heng Samrin President of the National Assembly
Say Chhum President of the Senate
Nguon Nhel First Vice President of the National Assembly
Khuon Sodary Second Vice President of the National Assembly
Sim Ka First Vice President of the Senate
Tep Ngorn Second Vice President of the Senate
Tep Vong Supreme Patriarch of the Mahanikay Order
Bour Kry Supreme Patriarch of the Thammayut Order

Monarchs chosen by the Throne Council[edit]

Name Date of election
Norodom Sihanouk 24 September 1993
Norodom Sihamoni 14 October 2004[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constitution of Cambodia". 21 September 1993. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ Samean, Yun (15 October 2004). "Throne Council Selects Sihamoni to be the Next King". The Cambodia Daily. Retrieved 2 July 2014.