VONG SOKHENG and SEBASTIAN STRANGIO – The Phnom Penh Post – Wed 27 August, 2008
Despite politics remaining a male-dominated affair, increasing numbers of women are being given senior positions within the government, with a female deputy PM in the cards
Minister of National Assembly Senate Relations
Men Sam An is slated to become the first female
deputy PM. Image: HENG CHIVOAN
WOMEN are playing a more prominent role in Cambodian politics, according to women’s rights activists and female politicians, even though the new fourth mandate of the National Assembly will again be a largely male affair.
Koul Panha, executive director for the Cambodian election monitor Comfrel, estimated that about 14 percent of the 123 seats in the incoming National Assembly will be taken by women. . .
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