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Profile: Laos' new president is last of old guard

VIENTIANE -- Laos' new president is a military man to his core -- and the only first-generation revolutionary now in government.

     Born in Savannakhet Province, an area that has seen an influx of Japanese investment, Bounnhang Vorachit plunged into the thick of Laos' independence movement in the early 1950s.

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