Lê Đức Anh

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Lê Đức Anh
Anh in 1966
President of Vietnam
In office
24 September 1992 – 24 September 1997
Preceded byVo Chi Cong
Succeeded byTrần Đức Lương
Minister of Defence
In office
16 February 1987 – 10 August 1991
Preceded byVan Tien Dung
Succeeded byDoan Khue
Member of the Politburo
In office
31 March 1982 – 29 December 1997
Personal details
Born(1920-12-01)1 December 1920
Thừa Thiên–Huế Province
Died22 April 2019(2019-04-22) (aged 98)
Hanoi, Vietnam
Political partyCommunist Party of Vietnam
Awards Gold Star Order
Ho Chi Minh Order
Military Exploit Order

Lê Đức Anh (1 December 1920 – 22 April 2019) was an Vietnamese general and politician. He was President of Vietnam from 1992 until 1997. He became president after leading the Vietnamese forces in Cambodia throughout the 1980s. He was regarded as a conservative.[1] He supported maintaining strict party control over local policies.

He was born in Phú Lộc District, Thừa Thiên–Huế Province on 1 December 1920. He died of stroke-related problems on 22 April 2019 in Hanoi, aged 98.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bolton 1999, 176
  2. "Nguyên Chủ tịch nước Lê Đức Anh từ trần".