11th Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party

The 11th Central Committee was elected at the 11th National Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party on 15 January 2021, and is composed of 71 ordinary members and ten substitutes.[1] As an institution, the Central Committee is the party's highest decision-making body between convocations of the National Congress, which convenes every fifth year. Since the LPRP has a monopoly on state power in Laos, the Central Committees formulates policies which the state implements. In between plenary sessions of the 11th Central Committee the 11th Politburo, is the party's highest decision-making body.

The numbers of members increased from 69 ordinary 8 substitutes in the 10th Central Committee to 71 ordinary and substitutes in the 11th.[2] Of the 71 ordinary members, twelve are women.[1][3] This is an increase from six in the 10th.[1][3] Military representation increased by one spot, from seven (10th) to eighth (11th).[1][3] Additionally, 36 members are aged 60 and over, that is 50,70% of members.[4] The remaining 40,30%, the remaining 35 members, are aged 46 to 59 years.[4] 19 members, accounting for 26,76%, who joined the LPRP during the Lao revolution.[4] Education wise the majority of members have passed a test in Marxist–Leninist theory.[4] Of the 71 members, 28 have a PhD (39,43%) and 27 who have a master's Degree (38,02%).[4]

Many members of the 11th Central Committee were related by blood to former LPRP leaders.[2] Four members were the children of former LPRP Chairman Khamtai Siphandon (Sonexay, Viengthong, Viengsavath and Athsaphangthong) and another three were the children of former LPRP General Secretary Kaysone Phomvihane (Saysomphone, Santiphap and Thongsavanh).[2] Of these, two of the term serve in the 11th Politburo (Saysomphone and Sonexay) and on in the 11th Secretariat (Viengthong)."[2] Bounkham Vorachit, the daughter of outgoing LPRP General Secretary Bounnhang Vorachit, was also elected to the 11th.[5] Lao analyst Martin Stuart-Fox opine that "These promotions serve as a reminder of the extent to which powerful families still determine political outcomes in Laos — just as they did during the previous Royal Lao regime."[2] Assistant Professor Simon Creak noted that the 11th Central Committee is the first elected leadership body not dominated by the revolutionary generation.[6] He also considered the possibility of there being a conflict between party leaders who've gained power through family patronage and those who rose through the party ranks by technocratic means.[6] The former espouse more modern values, such as party discipline and socialist state-building Creak contends.[6] However, Creak notes that "Speculation aside, talk of tension between patronage and technocratic socialism would be premature. Revolutionary family patronage networks are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Sonexay may have failed to leapfrog rivals, but the Siphandone family boosted its representation in the Central Committee, as did other influential families."[6]

KeysEdit

Abbreviations
10th CC 10th Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
11th PB 11th Politburo of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
11th SC 11th Secretariat of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
11th IN 11th Inspection Commission of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
11th DS 11th Defence and Public Security Commission of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
Sub. Substitute member of the 10th Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
Son Son of a former high-standing official of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
Daughter Daughter of a former high-standing official of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
Married Married one of the children of a former high-standing official of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
Gen. Sec. General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
Sta. Mem. Standing Member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.

PlenumsEdit

Plenum Start–end Length Summary
1st Plenary Session 15 January 2021 1 day Thongloun Sisoulith was elected General Secretary and Chairman of the Defence and Public Security Commission. A 13-member Politburo, nine member Secretariat with Bounthong Chitmany as Standing Member were elected, and a seven-member Inspection Commission headed by Khamphan Phommathat.[7][8][6]
2nd Plenary Session 1–3 March 2021 3 days
  1. Discussion on the achievements of the 11th National Congress and the Central Committee's implementation of congress decisions.
  2. Adoption of a five-year action plan on administrative leadership
  3. Adopting resolutions by the 11th Politburo.
  4. Discussion of the draft 9th Five-Year National Socio-Economic Development Plan and the 5th State Budget Plan.
  5. Organisational changes were discussed and approved.[9][10]

Apparatus headsEdit

Institution Name Akson Lao Gender Took office Left office Tenure
Administrative Office Thongsalith Mangnomek ທອງ​ສະ​ລິດ ມັງໜໍ່​ເມກ Male 15 January 2021 Incumbent 1 year and 216 days
Defense and Public Security Commission Thongloun Sisoulith ທອງ​ລຸນ ສີ​ສຸ​ລິດ Male 15 January 2021 Incumbent 1 year and 216 days
External Relations Committee Sounthone Xayachack ສູນ​ທອນ ໄຊ​ຍະ​ຈັກ Female 15 January 2021 29 March 2021 73 days
Thongsavanh Phomvihane ຫວັນ ພົມວິຫານ Male 29 March 2021 Incumbent 1 year and 216 days
Inspection Commission Khamphan Phommathat ຄໍາ​ພັນ ພົມ​ມະ​ທັດ Male 15 January 2021 Incumbent 1 year and 216 days
Organisation Commission Chansy Phosikham ຈັນສີ ໂພສີຄຳ Male 15 January 2021 2 February 2021 18 days
Sisay Leudetmounsone ສີໃສ ລື​ເດດ​ມູນ​ສອນ Female 2 February 2021 Incumbent 1 year and 216 days
National Institute of Politics and Public Administration Phouvong Ounkhamsaen ພູ​ວົງ ອຸ່ນ​ຄໍາ​ແສນ Male 15 January 2021 Incumbent 1 year and 216 days
Propaganda and Training Committee Khamphan Phommathat ຄໍາ​ພັນ ພົມ​ມະ​ທັດ Male 15 January 2021 4 February 2021 20 days
Khamphanh Pheuyavong ຄໍາ​ພັນ ເຜີຍ​ຍະ​ວົງ Male 4 February 2021 Incumbent 1 year and 196 days
References:
[11][12][13][14][15]

MembersEdit

FullEdit

Rank Name Akson Lao Level of government
(Office upon election)
10th CC Indicators Inner-composition
New Rank Gender Military Family 11th PB 11th SC 11th IN 11th DS
1 Thongloun Sisoulith ທອງ​ລຸນ ສີ​ສຸ​ລິດ Old 2 Male Married Gen. Sec. Gen. Sec. Chairman
2 Phankham Viphavanh ພັນ​ຄໍາ ວິພາ​ວັນ Old 6 Male Member
3 Pany Yathotou ປານີ ຢາ​ທໍ່​ຕູ້
Central
President of the National Assembly
Old 3 Female Member
4 Bounthong Chitmany ບຸນ​ທອງ ຈິດ​ມະນີ Old 4 Male Member Member
5 Saysomphone Phomvihane ໄຊ​ສົມ​ພອນ ພົມວິຫານ
Central
Old 9 Male Son Member
6 Chansamone Chanyalath ຈັນ​ສະໝອນ ຈັນ​ຍາ​ລາດ Old 13 Male General Member Member
7 Khamphan Phommathat ຄໍາ​ພັນ ພົມ​ມະ​ທັດ Old 16 Male Member Member Chairman
8 Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune ສິນ​ລະ​ວົງ ຄຸດ​ໄພທູນ
Municipal
Old 15 Male Member
9 Sonexay Siphandone ສອນ​ໄຊ ສີ​ພັນ​ດອນ Old 18 Male Son Member
10 Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune ກິ​ແກ້ວ ໄຂ​ຄໍາ​ພິທູນ Old 21 Male Member
11 Vilay Lakhamfong ວິໄລ ຫຼ້າ​ຄໍາ​ຟອງ Old 40 Male Lt. Gen. Member Member
12 Sisay Leudetmounsone ສີໃສ ລື​ເດດ​ມູນ​ສອນ
Central
Old 20 Female Member Member
13 Saleumxay Kommasith ສະເຫຼີມ​ໄຊ ກົມ​ມະ​ສິດ Old 50 Male Member
14 Khamphanh Pheuyavong ຄໍາ​ພັນ ເຜີຍ​ຍະ​ວົງ
Provincial
Old 60 Male Member
15 Anouphab Tounalom ພາບ ຕຸ​ນາ​ລົມ
Provincial
Old 63 Male Member
16 Thongsalith Mangnomek ທອງ​ສະ​ລິດ ມັງໜໍ່​ເມກ Old 55 Male Member
17 Sounthone Xayachack ສູນ​ທອນ ໄຊ​ຍະ​ຈັກ Old 38 Female Member
18 Viengthong Siphandone ວຽງ​ທອງ ສີ​ພັນ​ດອນ
Central
Old 48 Female Daughter Member
19 Chaleun Yiapaoher ຈະເລີນ ເຢຍ​ປາວ​ເຮີ
Central
Old 12 Male
20 Khambay Damlath ຄໍາ​ໃບ ດໍາ​ລັດ
Central
Old 22 Male
21 Sommad Pholsena ສົມ​ມາດ ພົນ​ເສນາ Old 23 Male
22 Khampheng Saysompheng ຄໍາ​ແພງ ໄຊ​ສົມ​ແພງ Old 29 Male
23 Souvone Leuangbounmy ສຸ​ວອນ ເລືອ​ງ​ບຸນ​ມີ Old 30 Male Lt. Gen. Member
24 Khamjane Vongphosy ຄໍາ​ເຈນ ວົງ​ໂພ​ສີ
Central
Old 33 Male
25 Khamphanh Sitthidampha ຄໍາ​ພັນ ສິດ​ທິ​ດໍາ​ພາ Old 36 Male
26 Khampheuy Bouddavieng ຄໍາ​ເຜີຍ ບຸດ​ດາ​ວຽງ
Central
Old 37 Male
27 Thongloy Silivong ທອງ​ລອຍ ສິລິ​ວົງ
Central
Old 39 Male Lt. Gen. Member
28 Kongkeo Xaysongkham ກອງ​ແກ້ວ ໄຊ​ສົງຄາມ Old 43 Male
29 Inlavanh Keobounphanh ອິນ​ລາ​ວັນ ແກ້ວ​ບຸນ​ພັນ
Central
Old 44 Female Daughter
30 Khamkhan Chanthavisouk ຄໍາ​ຂັນ ຈັນທະ​ວີ​ສຸກ Old 45 Male
31 Khemmani Pholsena ເຂັມ​ມະນີ ພົນ​ເສນາ Old 46 Female
32 Boviengkham Vongdara ບໍ່​ວຽງ​ຄໍາ ວົງ​ດາລາ Old 47 Male
33 Sonethanou Thammavong ສອນ​ທະນູ ທໍາ​ມະ​ວົງ Old 49 Male Son
34 Vilayvong Bouddakham ວິໄລ​ວົງ ບຸດ​ດາ​ຄໍາ Old 52 Male
35 Phet Phomphiphak ເພັດ ພົມ​ພິ​ພັກ Old 58 Male
36 Phongsavanh Sitthavong ພົງ​ສະຫວັນ ສິດ​ທະ​ວົງ Old 59 Male
37 Vanxay Phengxoumma ວັນ​ໄຊ ແພງ​ຊຸມ​ມາ Old 67 Male
38 Santiphab Phomvihane ສັນຕິພາບ ພົມວິຫານ Old 69 Male Son
39 Bounkham Vorachit ບຸນ​ຄໍາ ວໍລະ​ຈິດ Alt. 70 Female Daughter
40 Buakhong Nammavong ບົວ​ຄົງ ນາມ​ມະ​ວົງ Alt. 71 Male
41 Sonexay Sitphaxay ສອນ​ໄຊ ສິດ​ພະ​ໄຊ
Central
Alt. 72 Male
42 Baykham Khattiya ໃບ​ຄໍາ ຂັດຕິຍະ Alt. 73 Female
43 Alounxay Sounnalath ອາ​ລຸນ​ໄຊ ສູນ​ນະລາດ
Central
Alt. 74 Male
44 Suanesavanh Vignaket ສວນ​ສະຫວັນ ວິ​ຍະ​ເກດ
Central
Alt. 75 Female Daughter
45 Phoxay Sayasone ໂພ​ໄຊ ໄຊ​ຍະ​ສອນ Alt. 76 Male Son
46 Laopaoxong Navongxay ລາວ​ປາວ​ຊົ່ງ ນະ​ວົງ​ໄຊ Alt. 77 Male
47 Let Xayaphone ເລັດ ໄຊຍະ ພອນ New Male
48 Khamlieng Outhakaysone ຄໍາ​ລຽງ ອຸ​ທະ​ໄກສອນ New Male Ma. Gen.
49 Bounchom Ubonpaseuth ບຸນ​ໂຈມ ອຸບົນ​ປະເສີດ New Male
50 Khamfoy Vannasane ຄໍາ​ຜອຍ ວັນນະ​ສານ New Male
51 Leklay Sivilay ເຫຼັກໄຫຼ ສີວິໄລ New Male
52 Viengsavath Siphandone ວຽງ​ສະ​ຫວັດ ສີ​ພັນ​ດອນ New Male Son
53 Khamlay Sipraseuth ສີປະ ເສີດ New Male Son
54 Phouth Simmalavong ພຸດ ສີ​ມ​ມາລາ​ວົງ New Male
55 Vanxay Phongsavanh ພອງ​ສະຫວັນ New Male
56 Bounfeng Phoummalaysith ບຸນ​ແຝງ ພູມ​ມະ​ໄລ​ສິດ New Male
57 Aly Vongnorbountham ອາລີ ວົງ​ໜໍ່​ບຸນ​ທໍາ
Central
New Female
58 Phayvy Siboualipha ໄພ​ວີ ສີ​ບົວ​ລິ​ພາ New Male
59 Phouvong Ounkhamsaen ພູ​ວົງ ອຸ່ນ​ຄໍາ​ແສນ New Male
60 Thongchanh Manixay ທອງ​ຈັນ ມະນີ​ໄຊ New Male
61 Bounchanh Sivongphanh ບຸນ​ຈັນ ສີ​ວົງ​ພັນ New Male
62 Thongsavanh Phomvihane ທອງ​ສະຫວັນ ພົມວິຫານ New Male Son
63 Xaysana Khotphouthone ໄຊຊະນະ ໂຄດ​ພູທອນ
Central
New Male
64 Athsaphangthong Siphandone ອາດ​ສະພັງ​ທອງ ສີ​ພັນ​ດອນ New Male Son
65 Leeber Leebouapao ລີ​ເບີ ລີ​ບົວ​ປາວ New Male
66 Boutsady Thanameuang ບຸດ​ສະ​ດີ ທະນະ​ເມືອງ New Female
67 Kongthong Phongvichit ກົງ​ທອງ ພົງ​ວິຈິດ New Male Ma. Gen. Son Member
68 Vongkham Phommakone ວົງ​ຄໍາ ພົມ​ມະກອນ New Male Ma. Gen. Member
69 Pingkham Lasasimma ປີ່​ງຄໍາ ລາຊະ​ສິມ​ມາ New Female
70 Vanthong Kongmany ວັນ​ທອງ ກອງ​ມະນີ
Central
New Male Ma. Gen. Member
71 Daovong Phonekeo ດາວ​ວົງ ພອນ​ແກ້ວ New Male
References:
[4][1]

AlternatesEdit

Rank Name Akson Lao 10th CC Gender
1 Malaithong Kommasith ມະ​ໄລ​ທອງ ກົມ​ມະ​ສິດ New Male
2 Bounkong Lachiamphone ບຸນ​ຄົງ ຫຼ້າ​ຈຽມ​ພອນ New Male
3 Van Sikoumou ວັນ​ສີ ກົວ​ມົວ New Male
4 Vilayvanh Bouddakham ວິໄລ​ວັນ ບຸດ​ດາ​ຄໍາ New Male
5 Linkham Duangsavanh ລິນ​ຄໍາ ດວງ​ສະຫວັນ New Male
6 Viengthavisone Thephachanh ວຽງ​ທະວີ​ສອນ ເທບ​ພະຈັນ New Male
7 Monxay Laomousong ມອນ​ໄຊ ລາວ​ມົວ​ຊົ່ງ New Male
8 Bounta Thepphavong ບຸນ​ຕາ ເທບ​ພະ​ວົງ New Male
9 Aphai Vonlombounpheang ອໍາ​ໄພ​ວອນ ລ້ອມ​ບູນ​ແພງ New Female
10 Lyvong Laoly ລີ​ວົງ ລາວ​ລີ New Female
References:
[4]

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