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Politburo of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party

The Politburo of the Central Committee Lao People's Revolutionary Party, formerly the Standing Committee of the Central Committee, is the highest body of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) between Central Committee meetings, which are held at least twice a year. According to Party rules, the Politburo directs the general orientation of the government and enacts policies which have been approved by either the Party Congress or the Central Committee.

Politburo
Flag of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.svg
Leadership
Status
Highest LPRP body between Central Committee plenums
1st-ranked
member
Elected by
Central Committee
Responsible to
Central Committee
Seats11 (see 10th Politburo)

The members of the Politburo are elected (and given a ranking) by the Central Committee in the immediate aftermath of a Party Congress. The current Politburo, the 10th, was elected by the Central Committee in the aftermath of the 10th Congress and consists of 11 members. The first-ranked member is the President of Laos and the General Secretary of the Central Committee, Bounnhang Vorachith.

2nd Politburo: 1971–1981Edit

3rd Politburo: 1981–1986Edit

4th Politburo: 1986–1991Edit

5th Politburo: 1991–1996Edit

6th Politburo: 1996–2001Edit

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Party position(s) State position(s)
1 Khamtay Siphandone
(born 1924)
2 Samane Vignaket
(1927-2016)
3 Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
4 Oudom Khattigna
(1930–1999)
5 Thongsing Thammavong
(born 1944)
6 Osakanh Thammatheva
(1936–2002)
7 Bounnhang Vorachith
(born 1938)
8 Sisavath Keobounphanh
(born 1928)
9 Asang Laoly
(born 1941)

7th Politburo: 2001–2006Edit

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Party position(s) State position(s)
1 Khamtay Siphandone
(born 1924)
2 Samane Vignaket
(born 1927)
3 Thongsing Thammavong
(born 1944)
4 Bounnhang Vorachith
(born 1938)
5 Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
  • Executive Member of Politburo
6 Sisavath Keobounphanh
(born 1928)
7 Osakanh Thammatheva
(1936–2002)
8 Asang Laoly
(born 1941)
9 Douangchay Phichit
(born 1944)
10 Thongloun Sisoulith
(born 1945)
11 Bouasone Bouphavanh
(born 1954)

8th Politburo: 2006–2011Edit

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Party position(s) State position(s)
1 Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
2 Samane Vignaket
(born 1927)
  • Head of the Commission on Ideology, Theory and Culture
  • Head of the Commission for the Project on Compilation of the History of Lao–Vietnamese Special Ties
  • Member of the Secretariat
3 Thongsing Thammavong
(born 1944)
4 Bounnhang Vorachith
(born 1937)
  • Executive Secretary of the Secretariat
  • Member of the Secretariat
5 Sisavath Keobounphanh
(born 1928)
6 Asang Laoly
(born 1941)
7 Bouasone Bouphavanh
(born 1954)
8 Thongloun Sisoulith
(born 1945)
9 Douangchay Phichit
(born 1944)
10 Somsavat Lengsavad
(born 1945)
11 Pany Yathotou
(born 1951)

9th Politburo: 2011–2016Edit

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Party position(s) State position(s)
1 Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
2 Thongsing Thammavong
(born 1944)
3 Bounnhang Vorachith
(born 1938)
  • Executive Secretary of the Secretariat
  • Member of the Secretariat
4 Thongloun Sisoulith
(born 1945)
5 Pany Yathotou
(born 1951)
6 Asang Laoly
(born 1941)
7 Douangchay Phichit
(1944–2014)
8 Somsavat Lengsavad
(born 1945)
9 Bounthong Chitmany
(born 1949)
  • Chairman of the State Inspection Committee
  • Head of the Anti-corruption Organization
10 Bounpone Bouttanavong
(born 1955)
11 Phankham Viphavanh
(born 1951)

10th Politburo: 2016–presentEdit

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Party position(s) State position(s)
1 Bounnhang Vorachith
(born 1937)
2 Thongloun Sisoulith
(born 1945)
3 Pany Yathotou
(born 1951)
4 Bounthong Chitmany
(born 1949)
5 Phankham Viphavanh
(born 1951)
6 Chansy Phosikham
(born 1948)
7 Chansamone Chanyalath
(born 1946)
8 Khamphan Phommathat
(born 1955)
  • Member of the Secretariat
  • Chef de cabinet of Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party
9 Saysomphone Phomvihane
(born 1954)
  • President of Central Committee of Lao Front for National Construction
10 Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune
(born 1953)
  • Secretary of party committee of Vientiane
  • Governor of Vientiane municipality
11 Sonexay Siphandone
(born 1966)

See alsoEdit

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