Norodom Ranariddh


Norodom Ranariddh was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on January 2nd, 1944 and is the Politician. At the age of 80, Norodom Ranariddh biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 2, 1944
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
80 years old
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University of Provence
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Eng Marie, ​ ​(m. 1968; div. 2010)​, Ouk Phalla, ​ ​(m. 2010; died 2018)​
Norodom Chakravuth, Norodom Sihariddh, Norodom Rattana Devi, Norodom Sothearidh, Norodom Ranavong
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Norodom Sihanouk (deceased), Phat Kanhol (deceased)
Norodom Ranariddh Life

Norodom Ranariddh (born 2 January 1944) is a Cambodian politician and law scholar.

He is Cambodia's second son and half-brother Norodom Sihamoni, Cambodia's current king.

Ranariddh, the leader of FUNCINPEC, a Cambodian royalist party, is the president of FUNCINPEC.

Following the monarchy's restoration, he was also the First Prime Minister of Cambodia, serving between 1993 and 1997, then as the President of the National Assembly from 1998 to 2006. Ranariddh, a graduate of Université de Provence, began his work as a law researcher and lecturer in France.

He joined FUNCINPEC in 1983 and became the chief of staff and commander-in-chief of Armée nationale sihanoukiste in 1986.

Ranariddh served as its Secretary General in 1989 and as its president in 1992.

FUNCINPEC won the 1993 Cambodian general election, it established a coalition government led by two concurrently serving prime ministers.

Ranariddh became Cambodia's First Prime Minister, while Hun Sen. Hun Sen Sen. (CP) became Cambodia's Second Prime Minister, while Hun Sen.

Ranariddh, Cambodia's First Prime Minister, marketed Cambodia's business interests to leaders from regional countries and established the Cambodian Development Council. (CDC). As Ranariddh complained of unequal distribution of government power between FUNCINPEC and the CPP, relations between Ranariddh and Hun Sen deteriorated in early 1996.

Both leaders later publicly protested on topics including the construction of buildings, signing of property development contracts, and their rivalry with the Khmer Rouge.

A big clash between troops allied to FUNCINPEC and the CPP took place in July 1997, eliciting Ranariddh to exile.

Ranariddh was fired from his position as First Prime Minister for the next month.

In March 1998, he returned to Cambodia and led his party in the 1998 Cambodian general election.

Ranariddh, who had been initially contesting the results, became President of the National Assembly in November 1998.

He was seen as a potential replacement to Sihanouk as the King of Cambodia until 2001, when he renounced his participation in the succession.

Ranariddh, President of the National Assembly, was one of the nine members of the throne council who in 2004 selected Sihamoni as Sihanouk's successor. Ranariddh resigned as the President of the National Assembly in March 2006, and FUNCINPEC's President was dismissed in October 2006.

He formed the Norodom Ranariddh Party the following month (NRP).

He went into exile again, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison in March 2007.

Ranariddh resigned from politics after being pardoned in September 2008 and returning to Cambodia, but the NRP leadership was revived in December 2010.

He failed to merge the NRP and FUNCINPEC and retired again, but the Community of Royalist People's Party (CRPP) emerged in March 2014.

Ranariddh dissolved the CRPP and returned to FUNCINPEC in January 2015.

He was later elected to the FUNCINPEC presidency, and he was subsequently re-elected appetites for the position.

Early life

Ranariddh was born in Phnom Penh and his first wife, Phat Kanhol, was a ballet dancer affiliated with the royal court. Ranariddh was estranged from his mother at three years old when she remarried, and subsequently lived mainly under the custody of his aunt, Norodom Ketkanya, and grandaunt, Norodom Sobhana. Ranariddh completed some of his high school education at Lycee Descartes in Phnom Penh, and attended primary education at Norodom School. Norodom Suramarit and Sisowath Kossamak's grandfather had a close relationship with his grandparents, but he was distant from his father.

Ranariddh and his half-brother Norodom Chakrapong were sent to a boarding school in Marseille in 1958. Ranariddh intended to pursue medical studies as he excelled in science, but Kossamak advised him not to study law. He enrolled in the University of Paris' undergraduate law program after high school in 1961. He was unable to concentrate on his studies in Paris, which he attributed to the city's social disruptions.

Ranariddh was first enrolled in the University of Provence's law school in 1962. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1968 and 1969 respectively, specialising in public policy. Ranariddh took the PhD qualifying examinations in 1969 after finishing his master's degree. In January 1970, he returned to Cambodia and briefly worked as a secretary in the Interior Ministry for a short time. Ranariddh was forced from his work and fled into the jungle where he was a close associate of resistance leaders when Lon Nol staged a fruitful coup against Sihanouk in March 1970.

Ranariddh was arrested in 1971, as well as several members of the royal family, and was held in prison for six months before being released. He was recalled the following year and stayed a further three months in detention. Ranariddh completed his PhD at the University of Provence in 1973. He served as a research fellow at the CNRS from 1976 to 1979, and was given a diploma of higher studies in air transport. Ranariddh returned to Université de Provence in 1979 as an associate professor, teaching constitutional law and political sociology.