Cambodia :: Government
Country name: Cambodia|
Official name: Kingdom of Cambodia
Former names: (1) Khmer Republic, (2) Democratic Kampuchea, (3) People's Republic of Kampuchea, (4) State of Cambodia
Capital city: Phnom Penh
Year of independence: 9 November 1953 (from France)
National holiday: Independence Day, 9 November (1953)
Head of state: King Norodom SIHAMONI (since 29 October 2004)
The monarch is chosen by a Royal Throne Council.
Head of government: Prime Minister HUN SEN (since 14 January 1985)
Following legislative elections, a member of the majority party or majority coalition is named prime minister by the Chairman of the National Assembly and appointed by the king.
Type of government: multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy
Legislature: bicameral (two houses) consisting of the National Assembly and the Senate
National flag: three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (double width), and blue with a white three-towered temple representing Angkor Wat outlined in black in the center of the red band;
blue = royalty