King Norodom Sihamoni presided over the opening session of Cambodia’s National Assembly*on Monday*morning, despite calls from the opposition CNRP for him to delay the convening of parliament. He was joined by Prime Minister Hun Sen and 67 other CPP members of parliament, who were sworn in during a ceremony held at the National Assembly. Outside the assembly, the King posed for photographs with the CPP lawmakers, outfitted in traditional white shirts and orange pants, along with Senate president Chea Sim and dozens of diplomats, including the ambassadors of the U.S., E.U. and Japan.