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Norodom Ranariddh

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Norodom Ranariddh

នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ
3rd President of the National Assembly
In office
25 November 1998 – 14 March 2006
MonarchNorodom Sihanouk
Norodom Sihamoni
Prime MinisterHun Sen
Vice PresidentHeng Samrin
Nguon Nhel
Preceded byChea Sim
Succeeded byHeng Samrin
35th Prime Minister of Cambodia
First Prime Minister of Cambodia
In office
2 July 1993 – 6 August 1997
MonarchNorodom Sihanouk
Preceded byHun Sen
Succeeded byUng Huot
President of the FUNCINPEC Party
In office
19 January 2015 – 28 November 2021
Preceded byNorodom Arunrasmy
In office
February 1992 – 18 October 2006
Preceded byNhiek Tioulong
Succeeded byKeo Puth Rasmey
President of the Norodom Ranariddh Party
In office
November 2006 – October 2008
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byChhim Siek Leng
In office
December 2010 – August 2012
Preceded byChhim Siek Leng
Succeeded byPheng Heng
President of the Community of Royalist People's Party
In office
16 March 2014 – 17 January 2015
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Member of Parliament
for Kampong Cham
In office
24 November 2017 – 28 November 2021
Preceded byKem Sokha
In office
2 July 1993 – 12 December 2006
Personal details
Born(1944-01-02)2 January 1944
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Died28 November 2021(2021-11-28) (aged 77)
Aix-en-Provence, France
Political partyFUNCINPEC (1983–2006; 2015–present)
Other political
Community of Royalist People's Party (2014–15)
Norodom Ranariddh Party (2006–08; 2010–12)
Spouse(s)Eng Marie
(m. 1968; div. 2010)
Ouk Phalla
(m. 2010; d. 2018)
ChildrenNorodom Chakravuth
Norodom Sihariddh
Norodom Rattana Devi
Norodom Sothearidh
Norodom Ranavong
ParentsNorodom Sihanouk (deceased)
Phat Kanhol (deceased)
Alma materUniversity of Provence
HouseHouse of Norodom
WebsiteOfficial website

Norodom Ranariddh (Khmer: នរោត្តម រណឫទ្ធិ; 2 January 1944 – 28 November 2021) was a Cambodian royal politician and law academic. He is the second son of Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia and a half-brother of Norodom Sihamoni.

Ranariddh is the president of FUNCINPEC, a Cambodian royalist party. He was also the First Prime Minister of Cambodia following the restoration of the monarchy, serving between 1993 and 1997, and subsequently as the President of the National Assembly between 1998 and 2006.

On 17 June 2018, Ranariddh and his wife, Ouk Phalla, were both seriously injured in a car accident en route to Sihanoukville Province. Ouk Phalla died hours later as a result of her injuries.[1]

Ranariddh died on 28 November 2021 at a hospital in Aix-en-Provence, France at the age of 77.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash". British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. "Cambodian prince and politician Norodom Ranariddh dies at 77". AP NEWS. 28 November 2021. Retrieved 28 November 2021.