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Prince Norodom Sihanouk, President of the Coalition Goverment of Democratic Kampuchea, addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations
Courtesy United Nations Photo


Prince Norodom Ranariddh reviews combatants of the Armee Nationale Sihanoukiste on Thai-Cambodian border
Courtesy Frank Tatu


Figure 10. Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea, 1987

Source: Based on information from Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Intelligence, Who's Who in Cambodia: A Reference Aid, CR 85-10626, March 1985.

The establishment of the tripartite Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea (CGDK--see Appendix B) in June 1982 was a significant achievement for the resistance groups, which had quarreled bitterly throughout the negotiations that led to unity. Following its founding, the CGDK became the center of the antiVietnamese cause, served as the country's lawful spokesman in international forums, and demonstrated a credible capacity for bringing the Cambodian conflict to a political and military stalemate. In the late 1980s, this stalemate renewed multilateral interest in a settlement of the Cambodian question.

Data as of December 1987