Union of Cambodian Democrats

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Union of Cambodian Democrats
Leader Norodom Ranariddh
Sam Rainsy
Son Soubert
Founded 1997; 21 years ago (1997)
Merger of FUNCINPEC
Khmer Nation Party
Son Sann Party
Ideology Royalism
Liberalism
Buddhist democracy
Political position Left-wing to Right-wing

The Union of Cambodian Democrats was a political alliance in Cambodia, which was formed by three political parties, one of them being the Khmer Nation Party of Sam Rainsy, Prince Norodom Ranariddh was involved as well. These three political parties called their umbrella group the "Union of Cambodian Democrats".[1] It was created in exile in 1997 after a coup d'etat.[2] The leaders of three political parties which united their leadership and political parties together to create the Union of Cambodian Democrats were Sam Rainsy's Sam Rainsy Party, Son Sann's Buddhist Liberal Democratic Party (now led by Son Soubert) and also prince Norodom Ranariddh's FUNCINPEC party. However, from the late 90's onwards a new political party,the Bou Hel and Ty Chhin's Khmer Neutral Party, became part of the alliance .[3] [4][5][6]

Its goals are democracy, peace and sovereignty of what they consider as being the territories of Cambodia.

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  1. ^ Crossette, Barbara (September 28, 1997). "Cambodian Leaders in Exile Seek International Monitoring of New Elections". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Kem Sokha's Page". Cambodian Information Center.
  3. ^ Crossette, Barbara (September 28, 1997). "Cambodian Leaders in Exile Seek International Monitoring of New Elections". The New York Times. Retrieved May 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Son Sann, 89, Strong Nationalist For Cambodia for Six Decades". The New York Times. December 22, 2000.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 8, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2008.
  6. ^ [1]

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