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King Norodom Sihanouk Reappoints Hun Sen as Prime Minister - 2004-07-14

Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk has agreed to reappoint Hun Sen as prime minister, ending an 11-month-long political stalemate that followed general elections last year.

King Norodom Sihanouk cleared the way for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to return to office for a further five-year term, enabling the National Assembly to resume its work and bringing a year of political stalemate to an end.

King Sihanouk, who is currently living in North Korea, also agreed to a controversial bill that approves the simultaneous election of prime minister and National Assembly officials.