1965 Laotian parliamentary election

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Parliamentary elections were held in Laos on 18 July 1965 to elect members of the National Assembly, the lower chamber of Parliament.[1] The elections were boycotted by the Lao Patriotic Front,[2] and saw the Southern Bloc emerge as the largest party with 15 of the 59 seats.[3] However, only 22,000 citizens were allowed to vote, with the franchise restricted to politicians, civil servants, army officers, police and local government officers.[4]


Southern Bloc15
Lao Neutralist Party14
Youth Movement12
Vientiane Group9
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p135 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, pp689–690
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p138
  4. ^ Nohlen et al., p133