General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party

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General Secretary of the
Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party
Hammer and sickle transparent.svg
Choummaly Sayasone.jpg
Incumbent
Choummaly Sayasone

since 21 March 2006
Appointer Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Kaysone Phomvihane
Formation 22 March 1955

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party is the office of the highest-ranking member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and the de facto leader of Laos. From 1991-2006, the office was titled Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.

The Party's Central Committee elects the General Secretary.

Officeholders[edit]

No.
[note 1]
Title Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Central Committee Portrait
1 General Secretary Kaysone Phomvihane
(1920–1992)
22 March 1955 29 March 1991 1st–4th Central Committee
(1955–1991)
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Chairman 29 March 1991 21 November 1992 5th Central Committee
(1991–1996)
2 Chairman Khamtai Siphandon
(born 1924)
24 November 1992 21 March 2006 5th–7th Central Committee
(1991–2006)
Sultan of Brunei with Khamtay Siphandone (cropped).png
3 General Secretary Choummaly Sayasone
(born 1936)
21 March 2006 Incumbent 8th–9th Central Committee
(2006–present)
Choummaly Sayasone.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ These numbers are not official.