>Cambodian parliament opens

>The new MPs posed in front of the National Assembly building.

The king of Cambodia has opened the newly elected parliament.

During the opening ceremony, King Norodom Sihamoni hailed the session as a new opportunity for parliamentarians to work for the development of the nation, urging them to build social justice.

Parliament is scheduled to formally elect its president and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s new government today.

Hun Sen told reporters he will not allow the small-voice parties to hold the majority-voice party as hostage.

His ruling Cambodian People’s Party took 90 seats of the 123 up for grabs in the July 27 ballot, while the main opposition Sam Rainsy Party received 26 seats.

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