Lao People's Democratic Republic

7,379,642 5

Population (as of July 31, 2021)

Elections in our database

4,280,000 98.40%

Registered Voters (as of None)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Laotian National Assembly Sapha Heng Xat Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President THONGLOUN Sisoulith
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister PHANKHAM Viphavanh 
  • Assembly: Laos has a unicameral National Assembly (Sapha Heng Xat) with 161 seats.*

*Number of seats raised from 132 seats to reflect the country's population growth

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the president and elected by the National Assembly.
  • In the National Assembly (Sapha Heng Xat) 161 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms. Members elected from a list of candidates selected by the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Laotian National Assembly 2002-02-24 2,543,403 2,545,838 99.9%
Laotian National Assembly 2006-04-30 2,819,904 2,826,580 99.76%
Laotian National Assembly 2011-04-30 3,230,000 3,240,000 99.69%
Laotian National Assembly 2016-03-20 3,657,026 3,733,932 97.94%
Laotian National Assembly 2021-02-21 4,053,151 4,280,000 94.7%

Voter Turnout