The Constitution provides for a wide range of internationally recognized human rights, however Cambodia is a “vaguely communist free-market state with a relatively authoritarian coalition ruling over a superficial democracy.”
When did Cambodia become a democracy?
Nonetheless, the 1993 elections were held successfully, a new democratic constitution adopted, and a new government of the Kingdom of Cambodia was established.
Who is Cambodia’s current leader?
Prime Minister of Cambodia
|Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia|
|Incumbent Hun Sen since 14 January 1985|
|Office of the Prime Minister Royal Government of Cambodia|
|Status||Head of government|
Is Cambodia a democratic country?
The constitution declares Cambodia to be an “independent, sovereign, peaceful, permanently neutral and non-aligned country.” The constitution also proclaims a liberal, multiparty democracy in which powers are devolved to the executive, the judiciary and the legislature.
What type of economy does Cambodia have?
Cambodia has a mixed economic system, self- defined as a planned economy with markets, in which the economy includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation. Cambodia is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Is Cambodia corrupt?
Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 161st place out of 180 countries.
What was happening in Cambodia in 1975?
In 1975, Khmer Rouge fighters invaded Phnom Penh and took over the city. With the capital in its grasp, the Khmer Rouge had won the civil war and, thus, ruled the country. Notably, the Khmer Rouge opted not to restore power to Prince Norodom, but instead handed power to the leader of the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot.