Lao National Assembly, Vientiane, Lao PDR
1 November 2012

The unicameral parliament of Lao PDR established in its current form by the Lao Constitution of 1991. It acts as the representative of the rights, powers and interests of the multi-ethnic Laotian people. The National Assembly is also the legislative branch that has the right to make decisions on fundamental issues of the country and to oversee the activities of the executive organs, the people’s courts and the Office of the Public Prosecutor.

Laos is a single-party state. The current body was elected in a national poll on 2006 and has 115 members, elected for a five-year term.