Samane Vignaket

Lieutenant General Samane Vignaket (Lao: ສະໝານ ວິຍະເກດ; 3 March 1927 – 22 July 2016)[1] was a Vietnamese descent-Laotian national politician, Minister of Education, Head of Party Central Committee Organization Board, Vice Minister of Defense, Director of the General Political Bureau, President of the National Election Committee for the National Assembly Fourth Legislature, and President of the National Assembly of Laos[2] from 1993 to 2006.[3] He was born in Phichit Province, Siam to Vietnamese immigrant family. (In official biography before he died, he was identified that he was born in Attapeu Province.) He was in charge of ideological and cultural works of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP),[4] and he was a member of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Politburo, a member of the 3rd Secretariat of the LPRP.[4] He died at 00.24 am on July 22, 2016 at the age of 89.[5]

Samane Vignaket
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President of the National Assembly of Laos
5th term
In office
30 September 2002 – 2005
Succeeded byThongsing Thammavong
4th term
In office
24 February 1998 – 30 September 2002
3rd term
In office
25 February 1993 – 24 February 1998
Preceded byNouhak Phoumsavanh
Minister of Education
2nd term
In office
Prime MinisterKaysone Phomvihane
Preceded byBountiam Pitsami
Head of the LPRP Central Committee Organisation Commission
4th term
In office
General SecretaryKaysone Phomvihane
Succeeded byMaichantan Sengmani
3rd term
In office
General SecretaryKaysone Phomvihane
Preceded bySisomphone Lovansay
Personal details
Born(1927-03-03)3 March 1927
Savannakhet Province, French protectorate of Laos
Died22 July 2016(2016-07-22) (aged 89)
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party



  1. ^ "Samarn Viyaket Dead at 89". The Laotian Times. 22 July 2016. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Chinese President Meets Lao National Assembly President". Xinhua News Agency. 2000-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-12.[dead link]
  3. ^ Speakers
  4. ^ a b "Chinese, Lao leaders vow to bolster ties". States News Service. 2010-06-11. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  5. ^ "Party, government announce death of Lt. Gen. Samane Viyaket". 22 July 2016. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021. Retrieved 2016-07-26.