Penn Nouth

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Samdech
Penn Nouth
Samdech Penn Nouth (1947).jpg
Samdech Penn Nouth in 1947.
7th Prime Minister of Cambodia
In office
17 April 1975 – 4 April 1976
as Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea
President Norodom Sihanouk
Preceded by Long Boret
Succeeded by Khieu Samphan (acting)
In office
31 January 1968 – 14 August 1969
President Norodom Sihanouk
Preceded by Son Sann
Succeeded by Lon Nol
In office
28 January 1961 – 17 November 1961
President Norodom Sihanouk
Preceded by Pho Proeung
Succeeded by Norodom Sihanouk
In office
17 January 1958 – 24 April 1958
Monarch Norodom Suramarit
Preceded by Ek Yi Oun
Succeeded by Sim Var
In office
18 April 1954 – 26 January 1955
Monarch Norodom Sihanouk
Preceded by Norodom Sihanouk
Succeeded by Leng Ngeth
In office
24 January 1953 – 22 November 1953
Monarch Norodom Sihanouk
Preceded by Norodom Sihanouk
Succeeded by Chan Nak
In office
15 August 1948 – 21 January 1949
Monarch Norodom Sihanouk
Preceded by Chhean Vam
Succeeded by Yem Sambaur
Personal details
Born (1906-04-01)1 April 1906
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Died 18 May 1985(1985-05-18) (aged 79)
Châtenay-Malabry, France
Political party Sangkum Reastr Niyum
Religion Buddhism

Samdech Penn Nouth (Khmer: ប៉ែន នុត, Khmer pronunciation: [paen nuət]) (April 1, 1906 – May 18, 1985) was a Cambodian politician. He served in the French colonial administration, then took active part in Cambodian politics, was several times a Prime Minister of Cambodia (1953, 1954-1955, 1958, 1961) as part of the Sangkum regime of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. He was prime minister for the sixth time from 31 January 1968 to 14 August 1969. On 18 March 1970, when Norodom Sihanouk was deposed by Lon Nol, Penn Nouth joined the monarch in his exile and became prime minister in the GRUNK coalition.

After the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh in 1975, he served as prime minister of the country for the last time, but did not have real power; he then emigrated.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Son Sann
Prime Minister of Cambodia
1968–1969
Succeeded by
Lon Nol
Preceded by
Long Boret
Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea
April 17, 1975–April 4, 1976
Succeeded by
Khieu Samphan