Phankham Viphavanh

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Phankham Viphavanh
ພັນຄຳ ວິພາວັນ
Prime Minister of Laos
In office
22 March 2021 – 30 December 2022
PresidentThongloun Sisoulith
Preceded byThongloun Sisoulith
Succeeded bySonexay Siphandone
Vice President of Laos
In office
20 April 2016 – 22 March 2021
PresidentBounnhang Vorachit
Preceded byBounnhang Vorachit
Succeeded byPany Yathotou & Bounthong Chitmany
Standing Member of the LPRP Secretariat
In office
21 January 2016 – 15 January 2021
General SecretaryBounnhang Vorachit
Preceded byBounnhang Vorachit
Succeeded byBounthong Chitmany
Personal details
Born (1951-04-14) 14 April 1951 (age 72)
French Protectorate of Laos
Political partyPeople's Revolutionary Party

Phankham Viphavanh (Lao: ພັນຄຳ ວິພາວັນ; born 14 April 1951[citation needed]) is a Laotian politician, a member of the Politburo and the Executive Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. He became the Prime Minister of Laos, who was elected by the National Assembly of Laos in March 2021.[1] He retired in December 2022.[citation needed]

He was deputy minister in the prime minister's office from 2003 to 2005, then was elected to the eighth Party Central Committee in 2006, and became governor of Houaphanh province.[citation needed] He was elected to politburo in 2011, and then held the position of Minister of Education and Sports. He was also the president of the Lao–Vietnam Friendship Association.[citation needed]

In 2014, he became the Deputy Prime Minister and in April 2016, he was elected as Vice President of Laos.[citation needed]


Party political offices
Preceded by Executive Secretary of the Executive Committee
Political offices
Preceded by Vice President of Laos
Pany Yathotou
Bounthong Chitmany
Preceded by Prime Minister of Laos
Succeeded by