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
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

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