President of Vietnam

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President of the
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
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Nguyễn Phú Trọng 092916 (cropped).jpg
Nguyễn Phú Trọng

since 23 October 2018
StyleMr. President
His Excellency
(in international correspondence)
Status1st or 2nd in Politburo
Member ofPolitical Bureau
Central Committee of the Communist Party
Central Police Party Committee
Central Military Commission
ResidencePresidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam
AppointerNational Assembly
Term lengthFive years
renewable twice
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Vietnam
Inaugural holderHồ Chí Minh
26 August 1945
Formation2 September 1945
DeputyVice President of Vietnam
WebsiteOfficial website (Vietnamese)

The President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Chủ tịch nước Cộng hoà Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is, according to the constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the elected head of state of Vietnam, holds the second highest office in Vietnam after General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

In addition, the president appoints the head of government, the Prime Minister. The President represents the government both domestically and internationally.

The President appoints the Vice President, Prime Minister, Ministers and other officials with the consent of the National Assembly.[1]

The President is the Supreme Commander-in-chief of the Vietnam People's Armed Forces, Chairman of the Council for Defense and Security.

If the President becomes unable to discharge duties of office, the Vice President assumes the office of acting president until the President resumes duty, or until the election of a new president.

Living former presidents[change | change source]

Image Name Term of office Age
Tran Duc Luong, Nov 17, 2004.jpg Trần Đức Lương 1997–2006 82 years, 107 days
Nguyen Minh Triet.jpg Nguyễn Minh Triết 2006–2011 76 years, 316 days
Truong Tan Sang Nov 2015.png Trương Tấn Sang 2011–2016 70 years, 211 days

References[change | change source]

  1. Staff writer. "the president takes the following oath before the National Congress". 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Retrieved 2 April 2016.