Lao Neutralist Party

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The Lao Neutralist Party (Lao: ລາວເປັນກາງ, romanizedLao Pen Kang) was a political party in Laos. It published the Say Kang newspaper.


The party was established by Souvanna Phouma on 26 May 1961, and supported a neutral approach to foreign and internal affairs.[1] After a period of inactivity, it contested the 1965 elections, winning fourteen of the 59 seats. The party subsequently suffered internal divisions over suggestions of a potential merger with parties with similar policies, including Peace and Neutrality Party. When a merger did not happen, the party stopped contesting national elections, although it continued to exist into the 1970s.[1]


  1. ^ a b Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, pp689–690