The Norodom Ranariddh Party
) is a Cambodia
Cambodia , officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia...
n political party created by Prince Norodom Ranariddh
Prince Norodom Ranariddh is the second son of former king Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia and a half brother of the current king, Norodom Sihamoni.-Biography:...
, who has left the Royalist FUNCINPEC
FUNCINPEC is a royalist political party in Cambodia. Before the 2008 election, FUNCINPEC and the Cambodian People's Party formed a coalition government, although FUNCINPEC's significance has decreased steadily since 1998, when it had an equal relationship with the CPP in the coalition.FUNCINPEC is...
party of which he was previously leader/chairman.
A congress of people chose to change the name of their political party called Khmer National Front Party
to the Norodom Ranariddh Party on 16 November 2006 and elected Prince Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh as the president of NRP.
It was briefly known as the Nationalist Party
from 2008 to 2010.
The party promotes various ideologies altogether. Firstly its conservative-right ideology promotes the preservation of Cambodia's "cultural landmarks" while improving the capital city "Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since the French colonized Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security,...
's master plan" to mend "buildings in the city in order to" be an excellent "modern city." The party also wants to keep the existence of the " Khmer race and its culture, religion and language." The NRP wants to nationally stop the "increase in the price of goods" they will get rid of "the monopoly on foreign good import" and take away "tariffs on" the necessary foods Cambodia gets from other countries.
On the ideas it promotes in its left wing ideology it believes in making the "minimum wages for factory workers" become larger. The NRP would oppose the "blocks of flats which have been constructed to poor technical standards" particularly those with no necessary emergency systems.
Finally the liberal part of this party's ideology is promoting freedom from the rulers of Cambodia who only think of "power, money and themselves" and because of that they would frighten Cambodian people by being a "dictatorial" and militaristic government. Therefore NRP will oppose this and defend "democracy" and the "rule of law". Apart from that, finally with the party's position on the "city's judicial systems" it will "reform" it freeing it from any damaging misguidance so it can give its "independence and fairness for the people."
The Norodom Ranariddh Party has created recently an alliance with three political parties called the Sam Rainsy Party, FUNCINPEC party and the Human Rights Party. Together they wanted the international community and Cambodia to oppose the Cambodian elections that were "won" on July 27 2008 by the Cambodian People's Party
The Cambodian People's Party is the current ruling party of Cambodia.This party was formerly known as Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party...
because this alliance of four parties say that the CPP "manipulated and rigged" the elections.
Now some time recently Prince Norodom Ranariddh had chosen to go and be in "retirement from politics" on Friday 3rd October 2008. However he still will have influence on "NRP policy". While that's happening the party will "appoint" as "acting president" Chhim Siek Leng "as its next leader."
Norodom Ranariddh entered politics again on 11 December 2010, when the NRP (which had been known as the Nationalist Party after Norodom Ranariddh left) renamed itself again.