Prime Minister of Cambodia

Head of government of Cambodia

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia (Khmer: នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, French: Premier ministre du Royaume du Cambodge) is the head of government of Cambodia.

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Hun Manet

since 22 August 2023
Office of the Prime Minister
Royal Government of Cambodia
StyleHis Excellency
StatusHead of government
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
Council of the Throne
Reports toNational Assembly
ResidenceThe Peace Palace
SeatPhnom Penh
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerKing of Cambodia
Term lengthFive years, renewable
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Cambodia
Inaugural holderNorodom Sihanouk
Formation18 March 1945; 79 years ago (1945-03-18)
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
SalaryKHR3,675,000,[1] including KHR10,600,000 MP's salary[2]
WebsitePrime Minister of Cambodia

The prime minister is also the chairman of the Cabinet and leads the executive branch of the Royal Cambodian Government.

The prime minister is required to be a member of parliament, and is appointed by the monarch for a term of five years.

Since 1945, 36 individuals have served as prime minister; 32 as official prime ministers, and 4 in acting capacities.[3]

The incumbent prime minister, since 2023, is Hun Manet of the Cambodian People's Party.

History change

King Norodom Sihanouk held the position in March of 1945 during the time when Cambodia was a French protectorate. Sihanouk worked with Imperial Japan and declared independence from France on March 12, 1945. On 18 March, he said that he was the Prime Minister of Cambodia and formed the first government. It lasted until August 1945, when Sun Ngoc Thanh took the position.

The CPP-FUNCINPEC coalition of 1993 made it so that Hun Sen and Prince Norodom Ranariddh were both Prime Minister.

References change

  1. "Cambodian Prime Minister gets less than USD 1,000 per month". The Cambodia Herald. 15 October 2014. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. Prime Minister gets salary and other allowances equal to 3,675,000 Riels about USD 918...
  2. Willemnns, Alex (4 November 2014). "CNRP Reveals Kem Sokha's Monthly Salary". The Cambodia Daily. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2018. A lawmaker with no committee responsibilities takes home a $975 salary, but allowances (including $500 for gasoline) boost the figure to $2,650.
  3. "36 Cambodian Prime Ministers since 1945". Khmer Times. 21 August 2014.