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Hun Sen is Elected Prime Minister of Cambodia - 2004-07-15

With 96 out of 123 deputies from the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the FUNCINPEC Party present at the meeting on Thursday, the National Assemby voted by raising hands to nominate Mr. Hun Sen as Prime Minister and Prince Norodom Ranaridh as Chairman of National Assembly.

But elected members from the opposition Sam Rainsy Party who boycotted the meeting critized the package vote as unconstitutional. The FUNCINPEC Party and the CPP called it a historical day to break a deadlock that lasted almost a year