National Assembly of Cambodia
The National Assembly of Cambodia or Radhsphea is the lower house of the Parliament
A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modeled after that of the United Kingdom. The name is derived from the French , the action of parler : a parlement is a discussion. The term came to mean a meeting at which...

 of Cambodia
Cambodia , officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia...


It has 123 members, elected for five year terms by proportional representation
Proportional representation
Proportional representation is a concept in voting systems used to elect an assembly or council. PR means that the number of seats won by a party or group of candidates is proportionate to the number of votes received. For example, under a PR voting system if 30% of voters support a particular...

, using provinces as constituencies of 1 to 18 members, and the D'Hondt method
D'Hondt method
The d'Hondt method is a highest averages method for allocating seats in party-list proportional representation. The method described is named after Belgian mathematician Victor D'Hondt who described it in 1878...

 of seat distribution.


Summary of the 27 July 2008 National Assembly
National Assembly
National Assembly is either a legislature, or the lower house of a bicameral legislature in some countries. The best known National Assembly, and the first legislature to be known by this title, was that established during the French Revolution in 1789, known as the Assemblée nationale...

 election results
Cambodian parliamentary election, 2008
A parliamentary election was held in Cambodia on 27 July 2008.Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the planned date of the election on 30 May 2007, saying that the date of 27 July 2008 had been decided on because it was a holiday and because it fell exactly five years after the last election...

!style="background-color:#E9E9E9" align=left valign=top|Party
!style="background-color:#E9E9E9" align=right|Votes
!style="background-color:#E9E9E9" align=right colspan=2|%
!style="background-color:#E9E9E9" align=right colspan=2|Seats
|align=left|Cambodian People's Party
Cambodian People's Party
The Cambodian People's Party is the current ruling party of Cambodia.This party was formerly known as Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party...

|align=left|Sam Rainsy Party
Sam Rainsy Party
The Sam Rainsy Party is a personalist and more or less liberal party in Cambodia. The party is a member of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats...

|align=left|Human Rights Party
Human Rights Party (Cambodia)
The Human Rights Party is a Cambodian political party founded on 22 July 2007 led by Kem Sokha. Critics allege that its foundation is meant to weaken opposition parties and is driven by the ruling party...

|align=left|Norodom Ranariddh Party
Norodom Ranariddh Party
The Norodom Ranariddh Party is a Cambodian political party created by Prince Norodom Ranariddh, who has left the Royalist FUNCINPEC party of which he was previously leader/chairman....

|align=left|League for Democracy
League for Democracy Party
The League for Democracy Party is a Cambodian political party that was established in March 2006. Its leader is president Khem Veasna.-Political ideologies:...

|align=left|Khmer Democratic Party
Khmer Democratic Party
The Khmer Democratic Party is a Cambodian third political party-Political ideology:This political party supports the belief that while illegal immigrants and even those ‘’from Vietnam’’ who ‘’take jobs from Cambodians’’ are destructive to Cambodia...

|align=left|Democratic Movement Party
Hang Dara Democratic Movement Party
The Hang Dara Democratic Movement Party is a Cambodian political party whose leader was Hang Dara. It was created in May 2002.-Political ideologies:...

|align=left|Society of Justice Party
Society of Justice Party
Society of Justice Party is a political party in Cambodia, whose president is Ban Sophal.-Political Ideology:Its political ideology combines various ideas from “democracy” to others...

|align=left|Khmer Republican Party
Khmer Republican Party
This is a political party recently created on March 11th 2006 and competed in the July 27th 2008 elections with their leader Lon Rith as their candidate-Ideology:...

|align=left|Khmer Anti-Poverty Party
Khmer Anti-Poverty Party
The Khmer Anti-Poverty Party is a Cambodian political party founded in September 2007. Its leader is Cambodian-American Daran Kravanh.-Political ideology:...

|align=left colspan="1" style="background-color:#E9E9E9"|Total (turnout 81.5%)
|align="right" style="background-color:#E9E9E9"|6,010,277
|align="right" style="background-color:#E9E9E9" colspan=2|
|align="right" style="background-color:#E9E9E9" colspan=2|123
  • Future Elections:

The next National Assembly Elections are scheduled for July 2013.

Presidents of the National Assembly

Name Period
Son Sann
Son Sann
Son Sann was a Cambodian politician and anti-communist resistance leader. Born in Phnom Penh, he held the office of Prime Minister in 1967-68. A devout Buddhist, he fathered seven children and was married....

Chea Sim
Chea Sim
Chea Sim is a Chinese Cambodian politician. He was the President of the National Assembly from 1981–98 and is currently the President of the Senate .-Biography:...

1993 - 1998
Norodom Ranariddh
Norodom Ranariddh
Prince Norodom Ranariddh is the second son of former king Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia and a half brother of the current king, Norodom Sihamoni.-Biography:...

1998 - 2006
Heng Samrin
Heng Samrin
Heng Samrin is a Cambodian politician. He was the chairman of the People's Republic of Kampuchea and the State of Cambodia , and later vice chairman and chairman of the National Assembly of Cambodia since 2006....

2006 - present

See also

  • Senate of Cambodia
    Senate of Cambodia
    The Senate of Cambodia is the upper house of the Parliament of Cambodia.According to the , The Senate is a body that has legislative power and performs its duties as determined in the constitution and law. The Senate consists of 58 members that the number of which does not exceed half of all of...

  • EU Election Observation Mission to Cambodia - 2003

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