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Constitution of Lao People's Democratic Republic's (Amended 2015)

The 2015 Constitution (Amended) was published in the Official Gazette (open access) on 4 February 2016. It is currently available in the Lao language only. The 2015 Constitution: has 14 chapters and 119 articles, three chapters and 21 articles more than the 2003 version. Implies greater commitment to the rule of law by, for example: allowing the establishment of provincial assemblies (PAs) for the first time, which are set to function as local parliaments; stipulating, for the first time, that the president can hold office for not more than two consecutive terms.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Document reference # 012
Issuing agency/parties
  • National Assembly
  • Lao
Formal type of document Constitution
Alternative/short title Constitution (2015)
Topics Constitution and rights
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright No
Access and use constraints

Open access publication from the Laos Official Gazzette.

Status Adopted, validated, in effect
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date December 15, 2015
Effective/Enforced Date December 15, 2015
Publication reference Official Gazette of Lao PDR Organized by: Ministry of Justice
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Date uploaded April 16, 2018, 09:21 (UTC)
Date modified December 16, 2019, 08:18 (UTC)