Lê Duẩn

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Lê Duẩn
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General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam
In office
10 September 1960 – 10 July 1986
Preceded by Hồ Chí Minh (acting)
Succeeded by Trường Chinh
Secretary of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party
In office
1977–1984
Preceded by Võ Nguyên Giáp
Succeeded by Văn Tiến Dũng
Member of the Politburo
In office
1957 – 10 July 1986
Member of the Secretariat
In office
1956 – 10 July 1986
Personal details
Born Lê Văn Nhuận
(1907-04-07)7 April 1907
Quảng Trị Province, French Indochina
Died 10 July 1986(1986-07-10) (aged 79)
Hanoi, Vietnam
Nationality Vietnamese
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam

Lê Duẩn (7 April 1907 – 10 July 1986) was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1969 until his death in 1986. Lê Duẩn participated in the formation of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in 1930. During the French colonial rule, he was imprisoned in 1931-36 and 1940-45. Then until 1957 he served as leader of the Communist Party's Sector Section, and became General Secretary in 1960, thus leading the party after Ho Chi Minh. He continued Hồ Chí Minh's policy of ruling through collective leadership. and helped to formulate the party's policy for the development of the socialist economy.

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