Choummaly Sayasone

Ashbolt, Alice
July 2010
Choummaly Sayasone;2010, p1
A biography of Choummaly Sayasone, president of Laos, is presented. Choummaly was born in Attapu, Laos on March 6, 1936 and joined the communist organization Pathet Lao, which aided the Viet Minh during the Vietnam War and overthrew the Laotian monarchy. He served in the Laotian military, became secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and was appointed president. Choummaly has expressed the desire to pass reforms and reduce poverty.


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