Ranariddh quits politics
- Published: 10 Aug 2012 at 19.21
- Online news:
Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh announced on Friday that he was quitting politics for a second time after he was perceived as an obstacle to a merger between royalist parties hoping to challenge strongman Hun Sen next year.
The son of former king Norodom Sihanouk agreed in May to combine his eponymous Norodom Ranariddh Party with Funcinpec in a bid to reinvigorate the royalist movement ahead of next year's general elections."I would like to announce, from now on, that I will stop doing politics and will not take responsibility for any work and decisions made by the Norodom Ranariddh Party any more," Ranariddh said in a statement.The prince did not provide the motive behind his decision but it comes after senior officials from both parties accused him of standing in the way of a smooth merger, in an apparent clash of personalities.Ranariddh was ejected from Funcinpec in 2006 for alleged...
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