Laotians look at candidates’ pictures at a polling station during the general election in 2006. Photo: Reuters
Laotians look at candidates’ pictures at a polling station during the general election in 2006. Photo: Reuters
Laos

Laos leaders fear ‘domino effect’ of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement amid election

  • Some 224 candidates are contesting in the general election that has been called by observers as a ‘sham’ given Laos is a one-party state
  • The polls come as Laotian leaders are increasingly wary about the spillover effects of the protests in neighbouring Thailand and Myanmar on its young people

Laotians look at candidates’ pictures at a polling station during the general election in 2006. Photo: Reuters
Laotians look at candidates’ pictures at a polling station during the general election in 2006. Photo: Reuters
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