Lao National Union Party

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The Lao National Union Party (Lao: ລາວລວມສຳພັນ, romanizedLao Ruam Samphanh) was a Buddhist Socialist political party in Laos.


The party was established by Bong Souvannavong on 22 September 1947.[1] It won two of the 39 seats in the 1951 elections and retained both in the 1955 elections. It failed to win a seat in the 1958 supplementary elections and lost parliamentary representation following the 1960 elections.[2]


  1. ^ Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, p689
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p137 ISBN 0-19-924959-8