Politburo of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party

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Politburo
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
Status
Highest LPRP body between Central Committee plenums
1st-ranked
member
Elected by
Central Committee
Responsible to
Central Committee
Seats 11 (see 9th Politburo)

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.

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 9th, was elected by the Central Committee in the aftermath of the 9th Congress and consists of 11 members. The first-ranked member is the President of Laos and the General Secretary of the Central Committee, Choummaly Sayasone.

2nd Politburo: 1972–1982[edit]

  1. Kaysone Phomvihane
  2. Nouhak Phoumsavan
  3. Souphanouvong
  4. Phoumi Vongvichit
  5. Khamtay Siphandone
  6. Phoun Sipaseut
  7. Sisomphon Lovansay

3rd Politburo: 1982–1986[edit]

  1. Kaysone Phomvihane
  2. Nouhak Phoumsavan
  3. Souphanouvong
  4. Phoumi Vongvichit
  5. Khamtay Siphandone
  6. Phoun Sipaseut
  7. Sisomphon Lovansay

4th Politburo: 1986–1991[edit]

  1. Kaysone Phomvihane
  2. Nouhak Phoumsavan
  3. Souphanouvong
  4. Phoumi Vongvichit
  5. Khamtay Siphandone
  6. Phoun Sipaseut
  7. Sisomphon Lovansay
  8. Sisavath Keobounphanh
  9. Saly Vongkhamsao
  10. Maichantan Sengmany
  11. Samane Vignaket
  12. Oudom Khattigna
  13. Choummaly Sayasone (Alternate member)

5th Politburo: 1991–1996[edit]

  1. Kaysone Phomvihane, Chairman LPRP, President of Laos (died 1992)
  2. Nouhak Phoumsavan, President of Laos (since 1992)
  3. Khamtay Siphandone, Chairman LPRP (since 1992)
  4. Phoun Sipaseut
  5. Maichantan Sengmany
  6. Samane Vignaket
  7. Oudom Khattigna
  8. Choummaly Sayasone
  9. Somlat Chanthamat
  10. Khamphouy Keoboualapha
  11. Thongsing Thammavong

6th Politburo: 1996–2001[edit]

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Party position(s) State position(s)
1 Khamtay Siphandone
(born 1924)
2 Samane Vignaket
(born 1927)
3 Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
4 Oudom Khattigna
(1930–1999)
5 Thongsing Thammavong
(born 1944)
6 Osakanh Thammatheva
(1936–2002)
7 Bounnhang Vorachith
(born 1937)
8 Sisavath Keobounphanh
(born 1928)
9 Asang Laoly
(born 1941)

7th Politburo: 2001–2006[edit]

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 1937)
5 Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
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: 2006–2011[edit]

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–present[edit]

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Party position(s) State position(s)
1 Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
2 Thongsing Thammavong
(born 1944)
3 Bounnhang Vorachith
(born 1937)
  • Executive Secretary of the Secretariat
  • Member of the Secretariat
4 Thongloun Sisoulith
(born 1945)
5 Pany Yathortou
(born 1951)
6 Asang Laoly
(born 1941)
7 Douangchay Phichit
(born 1944)
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)

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