A view of the National Assembly of Cambodia. (Photo: KI Media)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – The National Assembly of Cambodia on December 7 recognised 16 new lawmakers and agreed to support three replacement members of the National Election Committee.

The decision was adopted at the plenary meeting of the fifth NA’s ninth session the same day.

According to the communiqué issued by the Office of the Secretary General of the Cambodian NA, they include 15 parliamentarians from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and another from the Funcinpec Party (FP).

After the validity announcement, all new lawmakers will be sworn-in the same day.

Earlier, 44 new parliamentarians from other parties apart from CPP took their oaths on November 28.

Before the plenary session of the NA, the Standing Committee of the Cambodian NA adopted the agenda for the next December 8 meeting, including casting votes to elect new personnel for the 10 committees of the NA previously under the recently-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNP).

After new seats are filled, the Cambodian legislature will have 123 seats, including 79 for CPP, 41 for FP, two for CNP and one for the Khmer Economic Development Party.-VNA