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Cambodia’s 10 cities, provinces to get new governors: PM

PHNOM PENH, April 18 (Xinhua) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that 10 cities and provinces out of the kingdom’ s 24 cities and provinces will get new governors as current governors get retired, sick and assigned to new work.

Speaking during the inauguration of a new administration building of Kampot province, the premier said eight governors got retired. They are the governors of the provinces of Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Stung Treng, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Mondolkiri, and Phnom Penh Municipality.

The two other outgoing governors are the ill-governor of Oddar Meanchy province and the governor of Banteay Meanchey province, who will run as a lawmaker-candidate in the general election in July.

Hun Sen said he had requested to King Norodom Sihamoni for the replacement and the king had already approved the appointments of new governors.

He said the governor’s term is four years and the retired age is 60.

 

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