Khmer Republican Party

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Khmer Republican Party

Parti Républicain Khmer
LeaderLon Rith
Founded2006 (2006)
Democratic capitalism
Political positionCentre-right
International affiliationInternational Democrat Union (Observer)
Party flag
Flag of the Khmer Republic.svg

The Khmer Republican Party (KRP) is political party created on 11 March 2006.[1] It participated in the 27 July 2008 elections under the leadership of Lon Rith (son of Khmer Republic leader Lon Nol).


Although the party uses the word Republican in its name, the KRP's leader said they "will not make a Republic of Cambodia".[2] However it does believe in a combination of ideologies from the right-wing, left-wing and liberals. It promotes ideas of the right-wing like protecting the constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Cambodia's "national sovereignty" as well as Cambodian culture and religion.

The kind of left-wing ideas it promotes are creating jobs to improve "the living standards of the people" and improve the Cambodian economy, agriculture and industrial sector. Construct real democracy, promote and give hope to Cambodia's "workers in all types of factories, enterprises and companies" will assert their right to have "compensation according to their strengths and duties". They should get an "incentive bonus, hourly pay and other pay in line with international standards".

The liberal part of the Khmer Republican Party is protecting "free market trade inside and outside" Cambodia. Apart from that it also requests freedom for the "press and religion" to express themselves.[1]


One of the most recent activities was where the KRP and its leader Lon Rith chose to participate in what was the 2008 July 27 parliamentary elections. It came in the 10th place in the election with "11,693" votes.[3][4]

Electoral history[edit]

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
0 / 123
11,693 0.19% Steady 0 seats N/A Lon Rith
0 / 123
41,631 0.65% Steady 0 seats N/A Lon Rith


  1. ^ a b "". Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  2. ^ "KI Media: Lon Rith's Khmer Republican Party "will not make a republic of Cambodia"". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  3. ^ "Cambodian Parliamentary Election - 2008- Cambodian Information Center". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  4. ^ "Redirect Notice". Retrieved 2016-06-20.

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