Over three million Laotians go to the polls

May 3, 2011

(KPL) More than 3,267,000 voters nationwide went out to polling stations to elect 132 deputies to the 7th National Assembly.

One hundred and ninety candidates including 47 female, vied for seats in the National Assembly of a five-year term.

Along with voters nationwide, Party and state leaders including Party Secretary General and State President Choummaly Sayasone, Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and National Assembly President Pany Yathortou also went to the polls.

‘To better develop the nation, the Lao people need good and suitable deputies who understand them and are willing to discuss their problems,’ President Choummaly said after casting his vote at the polling station No 77, Ban Chengsavang, Sikhottabong district of the Constituency One Vientiane Capital.

Vice-President Bounnhang Vorachit and former Politburo member of the Party Central Committee Sisavath Keobounphanh, cast their ballots at the polling station No 9, Constituency 1 in Saysettha District, Vientiane Capital. National Assembly President Pany Yathortou went to the poll at a polling station in Sayaboury district, northwestern province of the same name.

Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong casted his ballot at the polling station No.109 at Ban Sangkhou in Saythany district.

‘National Assembly is the state’s highest political power body. Therefore, elected deputies should devote themselves to the cause of the nation and make contributions to socio-economic development,’ said Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong.

The result of the general election to the National Assembly, the highest legislative body, will be made public seven days after the election day-April 30.

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