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Samane Viyaket

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Lieutenant General Samane Viyaket (3 March 1927 – 22 July 2016) 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[1] from 1993 to 2006.[2] 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),[3] and he was a member of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Politburo, a member of the 3rd Secretariat of the LPRP.[3] He died at 00.24 am on July 22, 2016 at the age of 89.[4]

Samane Viyaket
President of the National Assembly of Laos
In office
Preceded byNouhak Phoumsavanh
Succeeded byThongsing Thammavong
Personal details
Born3 March 1927
Died22 July 2016
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party


  1. ^ "Chinese President Meets Lao National Assembly President". Xinhua News Agency. 2000-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-12.[dead link]
  2. ^ Speakers
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Party, government announce death of Lt. Gen. Samane Viyaket". 22 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-26.