Despite the opposition CNRP’s ongoing threats to boycott the opening of parliament next Monday, the National Assembly on Tuesday officially announced that King Norodom Sihamoni will open the first session of the new legislature as scheduled. “On Monday, September 23, at 8 o’clock in the morning, the National Assembly in the fifth mandate will open the first session under the chairmanship of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni,” the Assembly’s general secretariat said in a statement. The Constitution requires the King to open parliament within 60 days of the last national election. Observers and analysts, however, said the King
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