Cambodia Constitution Day

Cambodia Constitution Day

September 24
After a long and troubled history, Cambodia became a constitutional monarchy in 1993. Constitution Day marks the anniversary of the formal adoption of the Constitution of Cambodia on September 24, 1993. Under the constitution, the king is head of state, but the elected National Assembly has legislative power. The prime minister is appointed by the king from representatives of the political party with the largest number of seats in the Assembly.
Constitution Day is also the anniversary of the recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk, who was overthrown by General Lon Nol in 1970. September 24 is a national holiday in Cambodia. All banks, state offices, and most businesses are closed.
CONTACTS:
Royal Embassy of Cambodia
4530 16th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
202-726-7742 or 202-726-8268; fax: 202-726-8381
www.embassyofcambodia.org
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