President of Laos

position

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

President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic
ປະທານປະເທດ ແຫ່ງ ສປປ ລາວ
Président de la République démocratique populaire lao
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Incumbent
Thongloun Sisoulith

since 22 March 2021
StyleHis Excellency
TypeHead of state
Member of
ResidencePresidential Palace, Vientiane
SeatVientiane
NominatorLao People's Revolutionary Party
AppointerNational Assembly
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Laos
Inaugural holderSouphanouvong
Formation2 December 1975
(45 years ago)
 (1975-12-02)
DeputyVice President
Salary1,170,000 Kip per month[1]

List of presidentsEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Prime minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Souphanouvong
ສຸພານຸວົງ
(1909–1995)
2 December 1975 29 October 1986 10 years, 331 days Kaysone Phomvihane
Phoumi Vongvichit
ພູມີ ວົງວິຈິດ
(1909–1994)
Acting
29 October 1986 15 August 1991 4 years, 290 days Kaysone Phomvihane
2   Kaysone Phomvihane
ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ
(1920–1992)
15 August 1991 21 November 1992 1 year, 98 days Khamtai Siphandon
3 Nouhak Phoumsavanh
ໜູຮັກ ພູມສະຫວັນ
(1910–2008)
25 November 1992 24 February 1998 5 years, 91 days Khamtai Siphandon
4 Khamtai Siphandon
ຄຳໄຕ ສີພັນດອນ
(born 1924)
24 February 1998 8 June 2006 8 years, 104 days Sisavath Keobounphanh
Bounnhang Vorachith
5   Choummaly Sayasone
ຈູມມະລີ ໄຊຍະສອນ
(born 1936)
8 June 2006 20 April 2016 9 years, 317 days Bouasone Bouphavanh
Thongsing Thammavong
6   Bounnhang Vorachith
ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ
(born 1937)
20 April 2016 22 March 2021 4 years, 336 days Thongloun Sisoulith
7   Thongloun Sisoulith
ທອງລຸນ ສີສຸລິດ
(born 1945)
22 March 2021 Incumbent 219 days Phankham Viphavanh

Living former presidentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. (in Japanese)Bouangeun Ounnalath. "Comparison on Salary System for Government between Lao PDR and Japan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2019-07-18.