Former Cambodian prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has died – information minister

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -Former Cambodian Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has died in France, the Cambodian minister of information said. He was 77. The prince, whose royalist political party won elections in 1993, was ousted in a 1997 coup by his coalition partner and rival Hun Sen, who remains Cambodia’s prime minister more than 20 years later. Information Minister Khieu Kanharith told Reuters he had received information from the royal palace that Ranariddh had died in Paris. Ranariddh was the most political member of Cambodia’s royal family in recent decades, continuing to lead the roy…

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