The Senate

  • 26/01/2012
  • Publications > Factsheets
Cambodia has a bicameral parliament consisting of the Senate and the National Assembly. The Senate plays an advisory role in terms of legislation and is elected indirectly by commune councilors and representatives of the National Assembly. Whilst the Senate is viewed as being in tune with principle of democracy and transparency, the manner in which senators are voted in and the restrictions to its mandate raise substantive question as to its effectiveness.