Laos: Politics in a Single-party State

  title={Laos: Politics in a Single-party State},
  author={M. Stuart‑Fox},
  journal={Southeast Asian Affairs},
  pages={159 - 180}
In the nominally Marxist-Leninist Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), whose political institutions are modelled on those of the former Soviet Union, the most important events of the political calendar are the congresses of the ruling Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP). These congresses take place only every five years, and 2006 was such a year. Party congresses provide opportunities both for the nomination of a new political leadership, and for setting out new policy directions. Thus… Expand
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