Prime Minister of Laos

position

The prime minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic is the head of government of Laos. It is the highest office within the Central Government.

Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic
ນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີ ແຫ່ງ ສປປ ລາວ
Premier ministre de la République démocratique populaire lao
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Incumbent
Phankham Viphavanh

since 22 March 2021
StyleYour Excellency
TypeHead of government
Member of
ResidenceBuilding of the Office of the Prime Minister
SeatVientiane
NominatorPresident
AppointerNational Assembly
Term lengthMaximum of two five-year terms
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Laos
Law on Government
Inaugural holderKaysone Phomvihane
Formation2 December 1975
(45 years ago)
 (1975-12-02)
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister

ListEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Kaysone Phomvihane
ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ
(1920–1992)
8 December 1975 15 August 1991 15 years, 250 days Souphanouvong
Phoumi Vongvichit
2 Khamtai Siphandon
ຄຳໄຕ ສີພັນດອນ
(born 1924)
15 August 1991 16 February 1998 6 years, 193 days Kaysone Phomvihane
Nouhak Phoumsavanh
3   Sisavath Keobounphanh
ສີສະຫວາດ ແກ້ວບຸນພັນ
(1928–2020)
16 February 1998 27 March 2001 3 years, 31 days Khamtai Siphandon
4   Bounnhang Vorachith
ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ
(born 1937)
27 March 2001 8 June 2006 5 years, 73 days
5   Bouasone Bouphavanh
ບົວສອນ ບຸບຜາວັນ
(born 1954)
8 June 2006 23 December 2010 4 years, 198 days Choummaly Sayasone
6   Thongsing Thammavong
ທອງສິງ ທຳມະວົງ
(born 1944)
23 December 2010 20 April 2016 5 years, 119 days
7   Thongloun Sisoulith
ທອງລຸນ ສີສຸລິດ
(born 1945)
20 April 2016 22 March 2021 4 years, 336 days Bounnhang Vorachith
8 Phankham Viphavanh
ພັນຄຳ ວິພາວັນ
(born 1951)
22 March 2021 Incumbent 251 days Thongloun Sisoulith

Living former prime ministersEdit

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