President of Laos

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President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic
ປະທານປະເທດ ແຫ່ງ ສປປ ລາວ
Président du Laos
Emblem of Laos.svg
Bounnhang Vorachith 2016 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Bounnhang Vorachith

since 20 April 2016
AppointerNational Assembly
Term lengthFive years
Inaugural holderPrince Souphanouvong
Formation2 December 1975
DeputyVice President of Laos
Salary1,170,000 Kip per month[1]

The President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic is the head of state of Laos.

List of presidents[change | change source]

No. President Term of office Political party Prime minister
(Tenure)
Portrait Name
(Lifespan)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Souphanouvong1978.jpg Prince
Souphanouvong

ສຸພານຸວົງ
(1909–1995)[a]
2 December
1975
15 August
1991
15 years, 256 days Lao People's Revolutionary Party Kaysone Phomvihane 1978.jpg
Kaysone Phomvihane
(1975–1991)
Emblem of Laos 1975-1991.svg Phoumi Vongvichit
ພູມີ ວົງວິຈິດ
(1909–1994)
Acting President[b]
31 October
1986
15 August
1991
4 years, 288 days Lao People's Revolutionary Party
2 Kaysone Phomvihane 1978.jpg Kaysone Phomvihane
ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ
(1920–1992)
15 August
1991
21 November
1992
1 year, 98 days Lao People's Revolutionary Party Khamtai Siphandon.jpg
Khamtai Siphandon
(1991–1998)
3 Emblem of Laos.svg Nouhak Phoumsavanh
ໜູຮັກ ພູມສະຫວັນ
(1910–2008)
25 November
1992
24 February
1998
5 years, 91 days Lao People's Revolutionary Party
4 Khamtai Siphandon.jpg Khamtai Siphandon
ຄຳໄຕ ສີພັນດອນ
(born 1924)
24 February
1998
8 June
2006
8 years, 104 days Lao People's Revolutionary Party Emblem of Laos.svg
Sisavath Keobounphanh
(1998–2001)
Bounnhang Vorachith 2016 (cropped).jpg
Bounnhang Vorachith
(2001–2006)
5 Choummaly Sayasone.jpg Choummaly Sayasone
ຈູມມະລີ ໄຊຍະສອນ
(born 1936)
8 June
2006
20 April
2016
9 years, 317 days Lao People's Revolutionary Party Bouasone.jpg
Bouasone Bouphavanh
(2006–2010)
Thongsing Thammavong 2012.jpg
Thongsing Thammavong
(2010–2016)
6 Bounnhang Vorachith 2016 (cropped).jpg Bounnhang Vorachith
ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ
(born 1938)
20 April
2016
Incumbent 4 years, 144 days Lao People's Revolutionary Party Thongloun Sisoulith with Obamas cropped.jpg
Thongloun Sisoulith
(2016–)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Simultaneously served as the President of the Supreme People's Assembly from 1975 and 1988, and as the President of the Lao Front for National Construction from 1979 to 1986.
  2. Acting for Souphanouvong. Simultaneously served as the President of the Lao Front for National Construction.

Living former presidents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. (in Japanese)Bouangeun Ounnalath. "Comparison on Salary System for Government between Lao PDR and Japan" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-07-18.