Sonexay Siphandone

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Sonexay Siphandone
Sonexay in 2023
Prime Minister of Laos
Assumed office
30 December 2022
PresidentThongloun Sisoulith
Preceded byPhankham Viphavanh
Deputy Prime Minister of Laos
In office
20 April 2016 – 30 December 2022
Prime MinisterThongloun Sisoulith
Personal details
Born (1966-01-26) 26 January 1966 (age 57)
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party

Sonexay Siphandone (Lao: ສອນ​ໄຊ ສີ​ພັນ​ດອນ; born 26 January 1966) is a Laotian politician and member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP). He is the son of former LPRP Chairman Khamtai Siphandon and brother of Viengthong Siphandone.[1] On December 30, 2022, parliament approved Sonexay Siphandone as Prime Minister (149 of 151 votes).[2]

Sonexay was born in 1966.[citation needed] He was elected to the LPRP Central Committee at the 8th National Congress in 2006,[1] and to the LPRP Politburo at the 10th National Congress in 2016. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 2016 to 2022.[citation needed]



  1. ^ a b Creak & Sayalath 2017, p. 182.
  2. ^ "December 2022". Rulers. Retrieved 30 December 2022.



  • Creak, S. & Sayalath, S. (2017). "Regime Renewal in Laos: The Tenth Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party". Southeast Asian Affairs: 179–200.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Laos
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Chairperson of the ASEAN