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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
(Lifespan)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   King
Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)
18 March
1945
13 August
1945
148 days Non-partisan  
King
Norodom Sihanouk
(1941–1955)
2 Son Ngoc Thanh
សឹង ង៉ុក ថាញ់
(1908–1977)
14 August
1945
16 October
1945
63 days Non-partisan
3 Prince
Sisowath Monireth

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ មុន្នីរ៉េត
(1909–1975)
17 October
1945
15 December
1946
1 year, 59 days Non-partisan
4   Prince
Sisowath Youtevong

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ យុត្តិវង្ស
(1913–1947)
15 December
1946
24 July
1947
221 days Democratic 1946
5 Prince
Sisowath Watchayavong

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ វឌ្ឍឆាយាវង្ស
(1891–1972)
25 July
1947
20 February
1948
210 days Democratic
6   Chhean Vam
ឈាន វម
(1916–2000)
20 February
1948
14 August
1948
176 days Democratic 1947
7   Samdech
Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)
15 August
1948
21 January
1949
159 days Democratic
8 Yem Sambaur
យ៉ែម សំបូរ
(1913–1989)
12 February
1949
20 September
1949
220 days Democratic
9 Ieu Koeus
អៀវ កើស
(1905–1950)
20 September
1949
29 September
1949
9 days Democratic
(8) Yem Sambaur
យ៉ែម សំបូរ
(1913–1989)
29 September
1949
28 April
1950
211 days Democratic
(1)   King
Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)
28 April
1950
30 May
1950
32 days Non-partisan
10 Prince
Sisowath Monipong

ស៊ីសុវត្ថិ មុនីពង្ស
(1912–1956)
30 May
1950
3 March
1951
277 days Non-partisan
11 Oum Chheang Sun
អ៊ុំ ឈាងស៊ុន
(1900–1963)
3 March
1951
12 October
1951
223 days Democratic
12 Huy Kanthoul
ហ៊ុយ កន្ធុល
(1909–1991)
13 October
1951
16 June
1952
247 days Democratic 1951
(1)   King
Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)
16 June
1952
24 January
1953
222 days Non-partisan
(7)   Samdech
Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)
24 January
1953
22 November
1953
302 days Democratic
 
King
Norodom Sihanouk
(1941–1955)
13   Chan Nak
ចាន់ ណាក់
(1892–1954)
23 November
1953
7 April
1954
135 days Non-partisan
(1)   King
Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)
7 April
1954
18 April
1954
11 days Non-partisan
(7)   Samdech
Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)
18 April
1954
26 January
1955
283 days Democratic
14   Leng Ngeth
ឡេង ង៉ែត
(1900–1975)
26 January
1955
3 October
1955
250 days Democratic
 
King
Norodom Suramarit
(1955–1960)
(1)   Prince
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)   Prince
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)   Prince
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)   Prince
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)   Samdech
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)   Prince
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 Non-partisan
(7)   Samdech
Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)
28 January
1961
17 November
1961
293 days Sangkum
(1)   Prince
Norodom Sihanouk

នរោត្តម សីហនុ
(1922–2012)
17 November
1961
13 February
1962
88 days Sangkum
  Samdech
Nhiek Tioulong

ញឹក ជូឡុង
(1908–1996)
Acting Prime Minister
13 February
1962
6 August
1962
174 days Sangkum
  Samdech
Chau Sen Cocsal

ចៅ សែនកុសល
(1905–2009)
Acting Prime Minister
6 August
1962
6 October
1962
61 days Sangkum
20   Prince
Norodom Kantol

នរោត្តម កន្តុល
(1920–1976)
6 October
1962
25 October
1966
4 years, 19 days Sangkum 1962
21   Marshal
Lon Nol

លន់ នល់
(1913–1985)
25 October
1966
1 May
1967
188 days Sangkum /
FARK (ARK)
1966
22   Samdech
Son Sann

សឺន សាន
(1911–2000)
1 May
1967
31 January
1968
275 days Sangkum
(7)   Samdech
Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)
31 January
1968
14 August
1969
1 year, 195 days Sangkum
(21)   Marshal
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   Prince
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
សឹង 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 1972
25   In Tam
អ៊ិន តាំ
(1916–2006)
6 May
1973
9 December
1973
217 days Democratic
26   Long Boret
ឡុង បូរ៉េត
(1933–1975)
26 December
1973
17 April
1975
1 year, 129 days Social Republican
(7)   Samdech
Penn Nouth

ប៉ែន នុត
(1906–1985)
17 April
1975
4 April
1976
353 days National United Front  
Prince
Norodom Sihanouk
(1975–1976)
  Khieu Samphan
ខៀវ សំផន
(1931–)
Acting Prime Minister
4 April
1976
14 April
1976
10 days Communist
 
Khieu Samphan
(1976–1979)
27   Pol Pot
ប៉ុល ពត
(1925–1998)
14 April
1976
27 September
1976
166 days Communist 1976
  Nuon Chea
នួន ជា
(1926–2019)
Acting Prime Minister
27 September
1976
25 October
1976
28 days Communist
(27)   Pol Pot
ប៉ុល ពត
(1925–1998)
25 October
1976
7 January
1979
2 years, 74 days Communist
Office 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   Samdech
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   Prince
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)   Samdech
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)   Samdech
Hun Sen

ហ៊ុន សែន
(1952–)
30 November
1998
Incumbent 20 years, 355 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.