Lao Front for National Construction

The Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) (Lao: ແນວລາວສ້າງຊາດ Neo Lao Sang Xat) is a Laotian popular front founded in 1979, and led by the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. Its task is to organize Laotian mass organizations and other socio-political organizations. In 1988, its tasks were expanded to include certain ethnic minority affairs.[1] It is also in charge of religious affairs; all religious organizations within Laos must register with the LFNC.[2]

Logo of the Lao Front for National Construction
LFNC building in Xam Neua

Presidents of the Standing Committee of the Lao Front for National ConstructionEdit

Name Period
Souphanouvong 1979–1986
Phoumi Vongvichit 1986–1991
Maisouk Xaysompheng 1991-1996
Oudom Khattiya 1996–1998
Sisavath Keobounphanh 2001–2011
Phandoungchit Vongsa 2011–2016
Xaysomphone Phomvihane 2016–present

Formerly Front organisationsEdit

Electoral historyEdit

National Assembly electionsEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1989 100%
79 / 79
  79   1st Sole legal coalition
1992 2,009,727 100%
85 / 85
  6   1st Sole legal coalition
1997 2,284,632 100%
99 / 99
  14   1st Sole legal coalition
2002 2,543,403 100%
109 / 109
  10   1st Sole legal coalition
2006 2,819,904 100%
115 / 115
  6   1st Sole legal coalition
2011 3,230,000 100%
132 / 132
  17   1st Sole legal coalition
2016 3,657,026 100%
149 / 149
  17   1st Sole legal coalition

ReferencesEdit