Lieutenant General Samane Viyaket (3 March 1927 – 22 July 2016) was a Vietnamese descent-Laotian national politician, Minister of Education, Head of Party Central Committee Organization Board, Vice Minister of Defense, Director of the General Political Bureau, President of the National Election Committee for the National Assembly Fourth Legislature, and President of the National Assembly of Laos from 1993 to 2006. He was born in Phichit Province, Siam to Vietnamese immigrant family. (In official biography before he died, he was identified that he was born in Attapeu Province.) He was in charge of ideological and cultural works of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP), and he was a member of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Politburo, a member of the 3rd Secretariat of the LPRP. He died at 00.24 am on July 22, 2016 at the age of 89.
|Head of the Propaganda and Training Committee of the LPRP Central Committee|
20 March 2006 – 4 June 2011
|Preceded by||Osakanh Thammatheva|
|Succeeded by||Cheuang Sombounkanh|
|President of the National Assembly of Laos|
25 February 1993 – 2005
|Preceded by||Nouhak Phoumsavanh|
|Succeeded by||Thongsing Thammavong|
|Head of the Organisational-Personnel Committee of the LPRP Central Committee|
29 April 1982 – 1988
|Prime Minister||Kaysone Phomvihane|
|Succeeded by||Oudom Katthigna|
|Born||3 March 1927|
|Died||22 July 2016(aged 89)|
|Political party||Lao People's Revolutionary Party|
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- "Party, government announce death of Lt. Gen. Samane Viyaket". kpl.gov.la. 22 July 2016. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
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