Nguyễn Minh Triết

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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Nguyen. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should be called by the given name Triet.
Nguyễn Minh Triết
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6th President of Vietnam
In office
27 June 2006 – 25 July 2011
Prime MinisterNguyễn Tấn Dũng
Vice PresidentTrương Mỹ Hoa
Nguyễn Thị Doan
Preceded byTrần Đức Lương
Succeeded byTrương Tấn Sang
Chairman of the Council for National Defense and Security
In office
27 June 2006 – 25 July 2011
DeputyNguyễn Tấn Dũng
Preceded byTrần Đức Lương
Succeeded byTrương Tấn Sang
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee
In office
January 2000 – 27 June 2006
Preceded byTrương Tấn Sang
Succeeded byLê Thanh Hải
Head of the Central Mass Mobilization Commission
In office
December 1997 – January 2000
Preceded byPhan Minh Tánh
Succeeded byTrương Quang Được
Personal details
Born (1942-10-08) 8 October 1942 (age 76)
Bến Cát, Binh Duong, French Indochina
Political partyFlag of the Communist Party of Vietnam.svg Communist Party of Vietnam
Spouse(s)Trần Thị Kim Chi
Alma materHo Chi Minh City University of Science

Nguyễn Minh Triết (born 8 October 1942) was president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 27 June 2006 to 25 July 2011

Nguyễn Minh Triết was promoted to the Political Politburo of the Party in 1997 and then leader of the Communist Party in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2000 He launched a campaign against organized crime and corruption that led to the arrest of mafia chief Trường Van Cam known as Nam Cam.

On June 27, 2006, he was elected President of the State by the National Assembly with 464 votes (94.12% of the votes)

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