Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ninth Congress announces new Party leaders, adopts resolution

The Ninth Party Congress ended yesterday with the announcement of members of the Politburo, Secretariat, and Inspection Committee, and adoption of the resolution marking its successful outcome.

Mr Choummaly Sayasone was re-elected as Secretary General of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party for a second term .

The number of Politburo members remained at 11, of whom one is a woman, but the number of the new Party Central Committee increased to 61, of whom five are women.

Mr Sisavat Keobounphanh and Mr Saman Vinhaket, who were elected as Politburo members at the Eighth Party Congress, retired, opening up an opportunity for other Party Central Committee members to be promoted to a Politburo post.