Sam Rainsy is a Cambodian activist, economist and politician, most recently the Leader of the Opposition. He is currently the interim leader of the National Rescue Cambodia Party due to the continued political ban by his party leader, Kem Sokha. Sam Rainsy became a member of the Siem Reap parliament in 1993 during elections organized by UNTAC. He has been removed from parliament three times. He was a member of the Siem Reap Congress from 1993 to 1995, when he was expelled from the Constitutional Assembly. As a co-founder of the National Rescue Party of Cambodia, Rainsy was formerly a member of the Royal Funcinpec Party and was Minister of Economy and Finance in Norodom Ranariddh's administration from 1993 until his dismissal in 1994. In June 1995, he was expelled from the National Assembly and formed the Khmer National Party, which changed its name before the 1998 elections to the Sam Rainsy Party to avoid registration problems.
|Born||March 10, 1949, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, French Indochina|
|Political party||Cambodia National Rescue Party (2012–2017), Sam Rainsy Party (1995–2012), FUNCINPEC (1989–1995)|
|Relations||Nhiek Tioulong (father-in-law)|
|Residence||15th arrondissement, Paris, France|
|Alma mater||INSEAD (MBA), Sciences Po, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas|
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Cambodian Minister of Finance from 1993 to 1994 who was a member of the National Assembly from 1993 to 2008. He became the Leader of the National Rescue Party in 2012.
He lived in France and worked as an investment manager.
He went into self-imposed exile after accusing the Cambodian People's Party of the joint Vietnamese-Cambodian government of corruption.
He married a fellow member of Parliament and they had three children.
He returned to Cambodia after being pardoned in 2006 by King Norodom Sihamoni, son of former King Norodom Shinanouk.
- Cambodians emigrated to France
- Cambodian nationalists
- Politicians of the National Rescue Party of Cambodia
- Buddhists from southern Cambodia
- Cambodians are anti-Communists
- The recipient of the royal favor of the Royal Cambodian
- Cambodian democracy activists
- Cambodian in exile
- Cambodian Finance Ministers
- Cambodian Buddhists
- Ministers of the Government of Cambodia
- National Assembly deputies (Cambodia)
- Founders of political parties
- Former INSEAD students
- Naturalized citizen of France
- French economists
- Sciences Po alumni
Latest information about Sam Rainsy updated on June 14 2021.