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Heng Samrin

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Heng Samrin
ហេង សំរិន
Samrin in 2018
President of the National Assembly
Assumed office
21 March 2006
MonarchNorodom Sihamoni
Vice PresidentCheam Yeab
Khuon Sodary
Nguon Nhel
Say Chhum
Kem Sokha
You Hockry
Preceded byNorodom Ranariddh
General Secretary of the Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party
In office
5 December 1981 – 17 October 1991
Preceded byPen Sovan
Succeeded byChea Sim (President)
President of the Council of State
Chairman of the People's Revolutionary Council until 27 June 1981
In office
10 January 1979 – 6 April 1992
Prime MinisterPen Sovan
Chan Sy
Hun Sen
Preceded byPosition established (Khieu Samphan as head of state)
Succeeded byChea Sim
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
14 June 1993
ConstituencyKandal (1993–1998)
Kampong Cham (1998–2018)
Tbong Khmum (2018–)
Personal details
Born (1934-05-25) 25 May 1934 (age 90)
Ponhea Kraek District, Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia, French Indochina
(now in Tboung Khmum Province)
Political partyCambodian People's Party
Spouse(s)Sao Ty
Military service
Allegiance Cambodia
Branch/serviceRoyal Cambodian Army
RankFive-Star General[1][2]

Heng Samrin (Khmer: ហេង សំរិន; born 25 May 1934) is a Cambodian politician. He was the President of the National Assembly of Cambodia. Between 1979 and 1992, he was the de facto leader of the People's Republic of Kampuchea (1979–1989) and State of Cambodia (1989–1992) and General Secretary of the Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party from 1981 to 1991.

He has been a member of Parliament since 1993.

References[change | change source]

  1. "ROYAL LETTER: Sihanouk praises five star leaders".
  2. "Welcome to Cambodian People's Party- CPP News and Information World Wide: His Majesty Promotes Cambodian Leaders to Five-Star General". 27 December 2009.