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Ung Huot is a Cambodian political figure.
Ung moved to Australia in the early 1970s, as Cambodia's civil war was beginning. He settled in Melbourne and proclaimed himself a leader of the Cambodian expatriate committee in that city. He moved back to Cambodia in the early 1990s as the communist government was falling, and became a high-ranking official in the Funcinpec party. He became the minister of education, and in 1994 he left that post to become foreign minister.
In July 1997, Funcinpec leader Norodom Ranariddh, who was serving as first prime minister, was deposed by second prime minister Hun Sen of Funcinpec's rival and coalition partner, the Cambodian People's Party. Hun invited Ung to become first prime minister to replace Ranariddh. Ranariddh's father, King Norodom Sihanouk at first refused to recognize the arrangement, but Ung became first prime minister in August 1997 after being elected by Parliament. Many, particularly within Funcinpec, accused Ung of being a puppet, and he was forced to leave Funcinpec and form his own party, the Rastra-Niyum party. In the 1998 elections, the Rastra-Niyum party did not gain any seats in Parliament, and Ung was forced to resign from the posts of first prime minister and foreign minister, leaving Hun to be the sole prime minister. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Cambodia NGOs Call For Term Limit to Prime Minister Position
2014-09-03
The NGOs also plan to enlist the support of former prime ministers Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Ung Huot, both of whom served alongside Hun Sen during their terms. Norodom Ranariddh, who is also the half-brother of current King Norodom Sihamoni, ...
(Radio Free Asia)
  1. Groups Continue Push for Term Limits on Prime Minister