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Lao government official

Samane Vignaketh, Laotian Lao government official.

Background

Vignaketh, Samane was born on March 3, 1927 in Attopeu province, Laos.

Career

Rice farmer, 1935—1945. Deputy chief Political Bureau Southern Military Command, 1952. Head Political Bureau Supreme Command Lao People's Liberation Army, 1954—1960, chief, 1973—1975.

Secretary Party Committee, Xiengkhouang province, 1960—1969, 1970—1973. Deputy minister National Defense, 1975—1981. Director general Political Department, Lao People's Army, 1975—1981.

Secretary, Central Committee Lao People's Revolutionary Party, 1982, member, Central Committee Politburo, 1982, chief, Central Committee Organization Board, 1982. Minister Education Lao Government, 1982. President National Assembly, Third Legislature, 1993—1997.

President, National Election Committee National Assembly, Fourth Legislature, 1993—1997, president, since 1998. Member, Executive Committee Party Central Committee, 1972. Lao Issara Forces, 1935-1945, lieutenant general Lao People's Army, 1975-1981.