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Former Cambodian Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranarid has passed away – Minister of Information

File Photo: Prince Norodom of Cambodia’s gesture during an interview with Reuters at his home in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 14, 2017.Reuters / thumb lamp ring

November 28, 2021

Phnom Penh (Reuters)-Former Cambodian Prime Minister Norodom Ranarid has died in France, Cambodia’s intelligence minister said. He was 77 years old.

The prince, who won the election in 1993, was banished by his coalition partner, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, in a 1997 coup d’etat.

Intelligence Minister Khieu Kanharith told Reuters that he had received information from the royal palace that Ranariddh had died in Paris.

Ranarid has been the most political member of the Cambodian royal family in recent decades and has run for elections with the Royalist Funcinpec Party for many years after his expulsion.

But in 2017, he disappointed Hun Sen’s opponents, saying he had no choice but to stand by virtually all opposition parties and work with Hun Sen, who now presides over the one-party parliament. I let you.

Ranarid emerged from the shadow of his charismatic father, King Norodom Sihanouk, and surprised the Funcinpec Party in a 1993 historic UN-run vote that ended more than a decade of civil war in Cambodia. It led to victory.

He won the vote, but Ranarid soon became eclipsed and was banished by Hun Sen, a former Communist government leader who later agreed to share power.

(Written by Kay Johnson and edited by Francis Kelly)



Former Cambodian Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranarid has passed away – Minister of Information

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