June 16, 1993 |
The leaders of Cambodia's three main political parties have agreed to set up an interim government, national radio said. It said agreement was reached at a meeting Tuesday between head of state Prince Norodom Sihanouk and members of the Constituent Assembly elected last month in U.N.-organized balloting.
August 8, 1997 |
King Norodom Sihanouk gave tacit approval Thursday to the replacement of his son as first prime minister, effectively endorsing last month's bloody coup by Hun Sen, the second prime minister. Army units loyal to Hun Sen, meanwhile, were deployed near the Thai border for a new offensive against opposition troops controlling the zone. An estimated 15,000 refugees displaced by fighting have gathered in the area.
October 19, 1991 |
The ruling party in Cambodia declared a formal end to more than 13 years of communism Friday, replacing its president and embracing multi-party democracy and a free market system. The changes came in the final resolution of a two-day extraordinary congress of the newly named Cambodian People's Party just days before Wednesday's scheduled signing in Paris of a peace accord ending a civil war that began in 1979. They are intended to improve the party image before elections to be held under U.N.
October 15, 2004 |
Prince Norodom Sihamoni was named Cambodia's king Thursday, succeeding his father, Norodom Sihanouk, who last week announced his abdication because of ill health. Sihamoni, a former ballet dancer and cultural ambassador who has spent much of his life abroad, was approved by a nine-member Throne Council, said a statement signed by the panel's chairman and acting head of state, Chea Sim.
June 11, 1993 |
The United Nations on Thursday officially declared the opposition royalist party the winner of Cambodia's national elections, but the Phnom Penh regime said it still could not accept the results.
August 7, 1997 |
The Clinton administration announced Wednesday that it will not recognize the parliamentary election of Ung Huot as Cambodia's first prime minister because of the "great atmosphere of intimidation" that, according to senior U.S. officials, prevented about 17% of the nation's legislators from voting. But the statement fell short of a formal rejection of Cambodia's new co-leader.