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Laos picks new PM and President

Following on from the recent general election, the National Assembly (Sapha Heng Xat) has elected Thongloun Sisoulith, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, as their new Prime […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election took place on 20 March 2016. Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (Phak Paxaxôn Pativat Lao) 144 Non-partisan (approved) 5 Total 149 Registered electors: 3,733,932 Votes: 3,657,026 Turnout: 97.94% Various […]

One party state holds general election

Around 3,988,000 people will be entitled to vote in the general election taking place in Laos today. There are about 211 candidates for the national parliament who have been approved […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Laos

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Laos. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Defence Minister Douangchay Phichit killed in plane crash

Lt. Gen. Douangchay Phichit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, has been killed in a plane crash. The crash of the AN-74-300 took place early yesterday morning. The […]

Xaysi Santivong is new Minister of Home Affairs

The Lao government has appointed Xaysi Santivong to be the new Minister of Home Affairs; he replaces Khampane Philavong who is retiring. The Ministry of Home Affairs was previously known […]

Department of Energy Business

Part of the Ministry of Energy and Mines coverling Hydoelectric Power