Bounnhang Vorachith

former General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (2016-2021)

Bounnhang Vorachith (Lao: ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ; born 15 August 1937)[3][4][5] is a Laotian politician. He was General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of Laos from 2016 to 2021.[6] He was Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006 and Vice President of Laos from 2006 to 2016.

Bounnhang Vorachit
ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ
Bounnhang Vorachith 2016 (cropped).jpg
4th General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party
In office
22 January 2016 – 15 January 2021
DeputyPhankham Viphavan
(Standing Member)
Preceded byChoummaly Sayasone
Succeeded byThongloun Sisoulith
6th President of Laos
In office
20 April 2016 – 22 March 2021
Prime MinisterThongloun Sisoulith
Vice PresidentPhankham Viphavan
Preceded byChoummaly Sayasone
Succeeded byThongloun Sisoulith
4th Vice President of Laos
In office
8 June 2006 – 20 April 2016
PresidentChoummaly Sayasone
Preceded byChoummaly Sayasone
Succeeded byPhankham Viphavan
1st Standing Member of the LPRP Secretariat
In office
8 June 2006 – 21 January 2016
General SecretaryChoummaly Sayasone
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byPhankham Viphavanh
14th Prime Minister of Laos
In office
27 March 2001 – 8 June 2006
PresidentKhamtai Siphandon
Preceded bySisavath Keobounphanh
Succeeded byBouasone Bouphavanh
Minister of Finance
In office
6 August 1999 – 27 March 2001
Prime MinisterSisavath Keobounphanh
Preceded byKhamphoui Keoboualapha
Succeeded bySoukanh Mahalath
Personal details
Born (1937-08-15) 15 August 1937 (age 84)
Savannakhet, French Protectorate of Laos
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party (1955–present)
Spouse(s)Khammeung Vorachit
Military service
AllegianceFlag of Laos.svg Laos
Branch/serviceEmblem of Lao People's Army.svg LPAF
Rank10.LPAF-COL.png Colonel[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. McPhillips, Jody (Aug 15, 2001). "Lao Prime Minister Begins Three-Day Visit". The Cambodia Daily. Archived from the original on August 15, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-02-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Asian Survey". University of California Press. May 8, 2006. Retrieved May 8, 2019 – via Google Books.
  4. "ຊີວະປະຫວັດຫຍໍ້ຂອງ ທ່ານ ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ". Archived from the original on May 8, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  5. "ທ່ານ ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ - China Radio International". laos.cri.cn. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  6. Macan-Markar, Marwaan (January 20, 2021). "Laos' new leader to play balancing act between China and Vietnam". Retrieved June 16, 2021.