Mr. Nouhak Phoumsavanh, one of the founders of Lao People’s
Revolutionary Party (LPRP), which took over the county in 1975, has died at
age 98, on September 9, 2008.
only leading member of the Lao revolutionary movement against French Colonial
rulers in 1940s who lived the longest, Mr. Nouhak had attended all eight
congresses of the Party since it was held in 1955.
As a member of the politburo of the current single Laos’ party,
he took many important positions in both the party and Lao government
His last rank, which
lasted from 1992 to 1998, was the president of Lao PDR.
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