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List of prime ministers of Cambodia

The Prime Minister of Cambodia (Khmer: នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា) is the head of government of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Prime Minister is also the chairman of the Council of Ministers, and represents the government at home and abroad. The Prime Minister is elected to a five-year term, with no limits imposed on the office. Since 1945, there have been 36 prime ministers, including 4 who served in acting capacity.[1]

Constitutionally the Prime Minister is required to be a member of the National Assembly. He must also gain their approval through a resolution before an official appointment by the King can take place. The traditional swearing-in ceremony takes place at the Royal Palace where the Prime Minister-elect has to take an oath of office in front of the King and the two Patriarch monks.

The current Prime Minister of Cambodia is Hun Sen, since 14 January 1985.[a]

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Prime Ministers of CambodiaEdit

No. Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party Elected Head of State
(Reign/Tenure)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
1   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

18 March 1945 13 August 1945 148 days Independent  
King
Norodom Sihanouk
(1941–1955)
2   Son Ngoc Thanh

សឺន ង៉ុក ថាញ់
(1908–1977)

14 August 1945 16 October 1945 63 days Independent
3   Sisowath Monireth

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ មុន្នីរ៉េត
(1909–1975)

17 October 1945 15 December 1946 1 year, 59 days Independent
4   Sisowath Youtevong

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ យាយវង្ស
(1913–1947)

15 December 1946 15 July 1947 212 days Democratic Party 1946
5   Sisowath Watchayavong

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ វឌ្ឍឆាយាវង្ស
(1891–1972)

25 July 1947 20 February 1948 210 days Democratic Party
6   Chhean Vam

ឈាន់ វាំ
(1916–2000)

20 February 1948 14 August 1948 176 days Democratic Party 1947
7   Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)

15 August 1948 21 January 1949 159 days Democratic Party
8   Yem Sambaur

យ៉ែម សំបូរ
(1913–1989)

12 February 1949 20 September 1949 220 days Democratic Party
9   Ieu Koeus

អៀវ កើស
(1905–1950)

20 September 1949 29 September 1949 9 days Democratic Party
(8)   Yem Sambaur

យ៉ែម សំបូរ
(1913–1989)

29 September 1949 28 April 1950 211 days Democratic Party
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

28 April 1950 30 May 1950 32 days Independent
10   Sisowath Monipong

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ មុនីពង្ស
(1912–1956)

30 May 1950 3 March 1951 277 days Independent
11   Oum Chheang Sun

អ៊ុំ ឈាងស៊ុន
(1900–1963)

3 March 1951 12 October 1951 223 days Democratic Party
12   Huy Kanthoul

ហ៊ុយ កន្ធុល
(1909–1991)

13 October 1951 16 June 1952 247 days Democratic Party 1951
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

16 June 1952 24 January 1953 222 days Independent
(7)   Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)

24 January 1953 22 November 1953 302 days Democratic Party
 
King
Norodom Sihanouk
(1941–1955)
13   Chan Nak

ចាន់ ណាក់
(1892–1954)

23 November 1953 7 April 1954 135 days Independent
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

7 April 1954 18 April 1954 11 days Independent
(7)   Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)

18 April 1954 26 January 1955 283 days Democratic Party
14   Leng Ngeth

ឡេង ង៉ែត
(1900–1975)

26 January 1955 3 October 1955 250 days Democratic Party
 
King
Norodom Suramarit
(1955–1960)
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

3 October 1955 5 January 1956 94 days Sangkum 1955
(11)   Oum Chheang Sun

អ៊ុំ ឈាងស៊ុន
(1900–1963)

5 January 1956 29 February 1956 55 days Sangkum
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

1 March 1956 24 March 1956 23 days Sangkum
15   Khim Tit

ឃឹម ទិត
(1896–1975)

3 April 1956 29 July 1956 117 days Sangkum
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

15 September 1956 15 October 1956 30 days Sangkum
16   San Yun

សាន យន់
(1905–1974)

25 October 1956 9 April 1957 166 days Sangkum
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

9 April 1957 7 July 1957 89 days Sangkum
17   Sim Var

ស៊ឹម វ៉ា
(1906–1989)

26 July 1957 11 January 1958 169 days Sangkum
18   Ek Yi Oun

ឯក យីអ៊ុន
(1910–2013)

11 January 1958 17 January 1958 6 days Sangkum
(7)   Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)

17 January 1958 24 April 1958 97 days Sangkum
(17)   Sim Var

ស៊ឹម វ៉ា
(1906–1989)

24 April 1958 10 July 1958 77 days Sangkum 1958
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

10 July 1958 19 April 1960 1 year, 284 days Sangkum
 
Prince
Norodom Sihanouk
(1960–1970)
19   Pho Proeung

ផូ ព្រឿង
(1903–1975)

19 April 1960 28 January 1961 284 days Independent
(7)   Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)

28 January 1961 17 November 1961 293 days Sangkum
(1)   Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)

17 November 1961 13 February 1962 88 days Sangkum
  Nhiek Tioulong

ញឹក ជូឡុង
(1908–1996)
Acting Prime Minister

13 February 1962 6 August 1962 174 days Sangkum
  Chau Sen Cocsal

ចៅ សែន កុសល
(1905–2009)
Acting Prime Minister

6 August 1962 6 October 1962 61 days Sangkum
20   Norodom Kantol

នរោត្តម កន្តុល
(1920–1976)

6 October 1962 25 October 1966 4 years, 19 days Sangkum 1962
21   Lon Nol

លន់ នល់
(1913–1985)

25 October 1966 1 May 1967 188 days Sangkum /
FARK (ARK)
1966
22   Son Sann

សឺន សាន
(1911–2000)

1 May 1967 31 January 1968 275 days Sangkum
(7)   Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)

31 January 1968 14 August 1969 1 year, 195 days Sangkum
(21)   Lon Nol

លន់ នល់
(1913–1985)

14 August 1969 11 March 1971 1 year, 209 days Sangkum /
FARK (ARK)
FANK (ANK)  
Cheng Heng
(1970–1972)
23   Sisowath Sirik Matak

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ សិរិមតះ
(1914–1975)

11 March 1971 18 March 1972 1 year, 7 days FANK (ANK)
 
President
Lon Nol
(1972–1975)
(2)   Son Ngoc Thanh

សឺន ង៉ុក ថាញ់
(1908–1977)

18 March 1972 15 October 1972 211 days Khmer Serei
24   Hang Thun Hak

ហង្ស ធុនហាក់
(1926–1975)

15 October 1972 6 May 1973 203 days Social Republican Party 1972
25   In Tam

អ៊ិន តាំ
(1916–2006)

6 May 1973 9 December 1973 217 days Democratic Party
26   Long Boret

ឡុង បូរ៉េត
(1933–1975)

26 December 1973 17 April 1975 1 year, 129 days Social Republican Party
(7)   Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)

17 April 1975 4 April 1976 353 days National United Front of Kampuchea  
Prince
Norodom Sihanouk
(1975–1976)
  Khieu Samphan

ខៀវ សំផន
(1931–)
Acting Prime Minister

4 April 1976 14 April 1976 10 days Communist Party of Kampuchea
 
Khieu Samphan
(1976–1979)
27   Pol Pot

ប៉ុល ពត
(1925–1998)

14 April 1976 27 September 1976 166 days Communist Party of Kampuchea 1976
  Nuon Chea

នួន ជា
(1926–2019)
Acting Prime Minister

27 September 1976 25 October 1976 28 days Communist Party of Kampuchea
(27)   Pol Pot

ប៉ុល ពត
(1925–1998)

25 October 1976 7 January 1979 2 years, 74 days Communist Party of Kampuchea
Vacant (7 January 1979 – 27 June 1981)  
Heng Samrin
(1979–1992)
28   Pen Sovan

ប៉ែន សុវណ្ណ
(1936–2016)

27 June 1981 5 December 1981 161 days Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party 1981
29   Chan Sy

ចាន់ ស៊ី
(1932–1984)

9 February 1982 26 December 1984 2 years, 321 days Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party
30   Hun Sen

ហ៊ុន សែន
(1952–)

14 January 1985 2 July 1993 8 years, 169 days Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party  
Chea Sim
(1992–1993)
31   Norodom Ranariddh

នរោត្តម រណឫទ្ធិ
(1944–)
First Prime Minister

2 July 1993 6 August 1997 4 years, 35 days FUNCINPEC 1993  
King
Norodom Sihanouk
(1993–2004)
(30)   Hun Sen

ហ៊ុន សែន
(1952–)
Second Prime Minister

24 September 1993 30 November 1998 5 years, 70 days Cambodian People's Party
32   Ung Huot

អ៊ឹង ហួត
(1945–)
First Prime Minister

6 August 1997 30 November 1998 1 year, 116 days FUNCINPEC
(30)   Hun Sen

ហ៊ុន សែន
(1952–)

30 November 1998 Incumbent 20 years, 261 days Cambodian People's Party 1998
2003
 
King
Norodom Sihamoni
(2004–)
2008
2013
2018

TimelineEdit

Ung HuotNorodom RanariddhHun SenChan SyPen SovanPol PotLong BoretIn TamHang Thun HakSisowath Sirik MatakSon SannLon NolNorodom KantolPho ProeungEk Yi OunSim VarSan YunKhim TitLeng NgethChan NakHuy KanthoulOum Chheang SunSisowath MonipongIeu KoeusYem SambaurPenn NouthChhean VamSisowath WatchayavongSisowath YoutevongSisowath MonirethSon Ngoc ThanhNorodom Sihanouk 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PM office 'first held power with Pol Pot". The Phnom Penh Post. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  1. ^ Prime Minister from 1985–1993, Second Prime Minister from 1993–1998, and Prime Minister from 1998 to present.