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New boss same as old boss in reshuffled Laos

It was hardly a changing of the guard when Laos’ rubber-stamp National Assembly elected a new leadership team this week. But the small country’s top-level reshuffle will matter geopolitically as it strives to calibrate its China and Vietnam relations.   Phankham Viphavanh, 70, a former vice-president, was as expected named the new prime minister. Thongloun […]