The National Assembly of Cambodia on July 28 endorsed opposition leader Sam Rainsy as a lawmaker-elect.

Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly, said at an extraordinary session that the parliament announced to recognise Sam Rainsy, President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), as a lawmaker-elect for Kampong Cham province.

Speaking to reporters after the session, Sam Rainsy announced that a year-long political crisis over last July's election results was over.

Prime Minister Hun Sen, Vice-President of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), said political environment is good and officials from the two parties are working together to resolve the remaining issues.

Earlier on July 25, the Cambodia National Election Commission said it recognised Sam Rainsy as a lawmaker for Kampong Cham province.

The CPP and the CNRP on July 22reached an agreement to end the political deadlock lingering in almost a year after the general election in last July.

Political dispute between the two parties has simmered since the results of the parliamentary election in July last year showed that the CPP won 68 seats against 55 seats for the CNRP.-VNA