The Senate has approved the draft constitution on the amendment to the New Articles 19, 82, 106 (1), 119, and 137 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia; and the Articles 3 and 4 of the Additional Constitutional Law to ensure the normal functioning of national institutions.

All the 57 senators present at the Senate’s extraordinary session held this morning under the chairmanship of Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, President of the Senate, voted for the draft constitution of three articles.

The draft constitution, adopted by the National Assembly (NA) on Oct. 25, stipulates that the NA President, Senate President, Prime Minister and Constitutional Council President must have a single Khmer nationality.

At the same time, the Senate also adopted the “draft law approving the additional agreement to the Agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations Concerning the Prosecution under Cambodian Law of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea on the arrangements during the transition and termination of the Extraordinary Chambers” and the draft law on public-private partnerships.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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