General elections are due to be held in Cambodia on Sunday, 29 July 2018 to elect members of the sixth National Assembly.
The National Assembly is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Cambodia. It is referred to as the lower house, with the Senate being referred to as the upper house.
The National Assembly is an elected body consisting of 123 members known as Members of Parliament (MPs). Members are elected for five-year terms by proportional representation, using provinces as constituencies of 1 to 18 members, and the D’Hondt method of seat distribution. A political party must secure 62 seats to obtain and preserve a majority.
The National Assembly is headed by the President, currently occupied by Heng Samrin of Kampong Cham. The fifth mandate was opened on 23 September 2013 by King Norodom Sihamoni.
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