Thongsing Thammavong

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Thongsing Thammavong
ທອງສິງ ທຳມະວົງ
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16th Prime Minister of Laos
In office
23 December 2010 20 April 2016
President Choummaly Sayasone
Deputy Somsavat Lengsavad
Preceded by Bouasone Bouphavanh
Succeeded by Thongloun Sisoulith
President of the National Assembly of Laos
In office
8 June 2006 23 December 2010
Preceded by Samane Vignaket
Succeeded by Pany Yathotou
Personal details
Born (1944-04-12) 12 April 1944 (age 75)
Laos
Political party People's Revolutionary Party

Thongsing Thammavong (Lao: ທອງສິງ ທຳມະວົງ; born 12 April 1944) is a Laotian politician who was the Prime Minister of Laos from 2010 to 2016. He is a member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and has been a member of the LPRP Politburo since 1991. He currently serves in the National Assembly of Laos, representing Luang Prabang Province (Constituency 6), [1] and was the President of the National Assembly from 2006 to 2010. [2] He became Prime Minister on 23 December 2010, and left office on 20 April 2016.

Lao language Tai–Kadai language official in Laos

Lao, sometimes referred to as Laotian, is a Kra–Dai language and the language of the ethnic Lao people. It is spoken in Laos, where it is the official language, as well as northeast Thailand, where it is usually referred to as Isan. Lao serves as a lingua franca among all citizens of Laos, who speak approximately 90 other languages, many of which are unrelated to Lao. Modern Lao (language) is heavily influenced by the Thai language. A vast number of technical terms as well as common usage are adopted directly from Thai.

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References

  1. "List of members by province:Constituency 6, Luangprabang Province". The National Assembly of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. May 16, 2007. Archived from the original on August 30, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
  2. Speakers
Political offices
Preceded by
Bouasone Bouphavanh
Prime Minister of Laos
2010–2016
Succeeded by
Thongloun Sisoulith