Change In Leadership Does Not Signal Policy Shift

March 2011
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Mar2011, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p7
Country Report
The article reports on the approaching political reshuffle of the top ranks of the Laos People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) in Laos. It states that prime minister Bouasone Bouphavanh's resignation has triggered concerns over a power struggle within the politburo. Business Monitor International Ltd. (BMI) notes that even if a change in leadership of the LPRP is approaching, it could not lead to a major shift in the government's stance on long-term development plans and economic reforms.


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