Lao Development Association

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The Lao Development Association was a political party in Laos.


The party began as the Southern Bloc, a conservative group led by Leuam Insisiengmai and Boun Oum, and won 15 seats in the 1965 elections, emerging as the largest party.[1] Once in parliament, it formed the core of the Group of Thirty-Three.[2]

The Group of Thirty-Three helped vote down the 1966 budget,[2] leading to early elections in 1967. Following the elections the party was renamed the Lao Development Association. It was heavily defeated in the 1972 elections.[2]


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p137 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ a b c Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, p688–689