Choummaly Sayasone

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Choummaly Sayasone
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President of Laos
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 June 2006
Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh
Thongsing Thammavong
Vice President Bounnhang Vorachith
Preceded by Khamtai Siphandon
Personal details
Born (1936-03-06) 6 March 1936 (age 78)
Attapeu, Laos
Political party Lao People's Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) Keosaychay Sayasone

Lieutenant General Choummaly Sayasone Shiavong (Lao: ຈູມມະລີ ໄຊຍະສອນ; born 6 March 1936) is a Laotian politician who has been President of Laos and General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) since 2006.

Choummaly was born in Attapu. He joined the Party's Politburo in 1991 and served as Minister of Defence from 1991 to 2001. Subsequently he was Vice President from 2001 to 2006.

He was elected as the LPRP's General Secretary on 21 March 2006, in the aftermath of the Party's 8th Congress, by the first plenum of the eighth Central Committee, succeeding Khamtai Siphandon. He subsequently succeeded Siphandon as President of Laos on June 8, 2006.

In March 2011, he was reelected to his position as the LPRP's General Secretary at the 9th LPRP Congress. In June 2011, he was re-elected as President of Laos at the seventh National Assembly.[1]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Khamtai Siphandon
as Chairperson of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party
General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party
2006–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Khamtai Siphandon
Minister for Defence
1991–2001
Succeeded by
Douangchay Phichith
Preceded by
Oudom Khattigna
Vice President of Laos
2001–2006
Succeeded by
Bounnhang Vorachith
Preceded by
Khamtai Siphandon
President of Laos
2006–present
Incumbent