The King

The King

The King

The King

The constitution and laws of Cambodia

Chapter II

The King

Article 7-
  • The King of Cambodia shall reign but shall not govern.
  • The King shall be the Head of State for life.
  • The King shall be inviolable.
Article 8-
  • The King of Cambodia shall be a symbol of unity and eternity of the nation.
  • The King shall be the guarantor of the national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the protector of rights and freedom for all citizens and the guarantor of international treaties
Article 9-
  • The King shall assume the august role of arbitrator to ensure the faithful execution of public powers.
Article 10-
  • The Cambodian monarchy shall be an appointed regime.
  • The King shall not have the power to appoint a heir to the throne.
Article 11-
  • If the King cannot perform His normal duties as Head of State due to His serious illness as certified by doctors chosen by the President of the Assembly and the Prime Minister, the President of the Assembly shall perform the duties of Head of State as "Regent".
Article 12-
  • In case of the death of the King, the president of the Assembly shall take over the responsibility as Acting head of State in the capacity of Regent of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Article 13-
  • Within a period of not more than seven days, the new King of the Kingdom of Cambodia shall be chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne.
  • The Royal Council of The Throne shall consist of:
    • The president of the National Assembly
    • The Prime Minister
    • Samdech the Chiefs of the orders of Mohanikay and Thammayut.
    • The First and Second Vice- President of the Assembly.
  • The organization and functioning of the council Throne shall be determined by law.
Article 14-
  • The King of Cambodia shall be a member of t he Royal family, of at least 30 years, descending from the blood line of King Ang Duong, King Norodom or King Sisowath.
  • Upon enthronement, the King shall take the oath of allegiance as stipulated in Annex IV.
Article 15-
  • The wife of the reigning King shall have the royal title of QUEEN of Cambodia
Article 16-
  • The Queen of the Kingdom of Cambodia shall not have the right to engage in politics, to assume the role of Head of State or head of Government, or to assume other administrative or political roles.
  • The Queen of the Kingdom of Cambodia shall exercise activities that serves the social, humanitarian , religious interests, and shall assist the King with protocol and diplomatic functions.
Article 17-
  • The provision as stated in the first clause of Article 7, " the King shall reign but shall not govern", absolutely not be amended.
Article 18-
  • The King shall communicate with the Assembly by royal messages. These royal messages shall not be subjected to discussion by the National Assembly.
Article 19-
Constitution of Cambodia

Preamble
Chapter I: Sovereignty
Chapter II: The King
Chapter III: The Rights and Obligations Of Khmer Citizens
Chapter IV: On Policy
Chapter V: Economy
Chapter VI: Education, Culture, Social Affairs
Chapter VII: The Assembly
Chapter VIII: The Royal Government
Chapter X: The Constitutional Council
Chapter XI: The Administration
Chapter XII: The National Congress
Chapter XIII: Effects, revision and amendments of the constitution
Chapter XIV: Transitional Provision
Constitution The King 2022


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