Lieutenant General Choummaly Sayasone
Choummaly Sayasone, first elected in 2006 then reelected in 2011, is president of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Sayasone is 77 years old, and still holding all of his responsibilities. 1991-2001 he served as Minister of Defense for the Party's Politburo. Sayasone is also the General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) was elected 2006 and reelected in 2011.