General election scheduled for February

(Vientiane Times)- The election of members of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature and the 2nd Provincial/Capital People’s Councils (PC) will take place on February 21, 2021, according to the National Election Committee (NEC).
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Spokesperson for the NEC Dr Somphou Douangsavanh said the date was in keeping with Article 32 of the Election Law and the Constitution.

According to Presidential Decree No. 200 signed on November 10, a total of 164 members out of 224 candidates will be elected to the National Assembly. People’s Councils will require 492 members, who will be elected from 789 candidates. The number of members in the 9th legislature will increase to reflect the country’s growing population.

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Somsack Pongkhao