Prime Minister of Vietnam

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Prime minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Thủ tướng Chính phủ nước Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Emblem of Vietnam.svg
Mr. Pham Minh Chinh.jpg
Incumbent
Phạm Minh Chính

since 5 April 2021
Office of the Prime Minister
StyleHis Excellency (in international correspondence)
Member of
Reports toPresident
National Assembly of Vietnam
AppointerNational Assembly of Vietnam
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderHo Chi Minh
Formation2 September 1945
SalaryVND 15,125,000 monthly[1]
Websiteprimeminister.chinhphu.vn

The Prime Minister of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Thủ tướng Việt Nam), officially styled Prime Minister of the Government of the Socialist Republic (Vietnamese: Thủ tướng Chính phủ nước Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa), is the head of government of Vietnam. He works over the meetings of the Central Government. The prime minister directs the work of government members, and may propose deputy prime ministers to the National Assembly.[2]

The current prime minister Phạm Minh Chính since 2021.

Roles[change | change source]

The head of government is responsible to the National Assembly and serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Council for Defence and Security. Moreover, prime minister is also Chairman of the Council for National Education, Standing Member of the Central Military Commission and the Central Police Party Committee.

List[change | change source]

  Denotes Acting Chairman of the Council of Ministers/Prime Minister
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Position Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
Prime Minister of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
1 PhamVanDong1954.jpg Phạm Văn Đồng
(1906–2000)
2 July 1976 18 June 1987 10 years, 349 days Prime Minister (until 1981)
Chairman of the Council of Ministers (since 1981)
Communist Party of Vietnam
2 Tượng bán thân Phạm Hùng.jpg Phạm Hùng
(1912–1988)
18 June 1987 10 March 1988 273 days Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers cum Minister of Home Affairs (now the Ministry of Public Security)
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Communist Party of Vietnam
3 Mr. Do Muoi.jpg Đỗ Mười
(1917–2018)
22 June 1988 8 August 1991 3 years, 47 days Chairman of the Council of Ministers Communist Party of Vietnam
Mr. Vo Van Kiet.jpg Võ Văn Kiệt
(1922–2008)
10 March 1988 22 June 1988 104 days Acting Chairman of the Council of Ministers Communist Party of Vietnam
4 8 August 1991 25 September 1997 6 years, 48 days Chairman of the Council of Ministers (until 1992)
Prime Minister (since 1992)
5 Mr. Phan Van Khai.jpg Phan Văn Khải
(1933–2018)
25 September 1997 27 June 2006 8 years, 275 days Prime Minister Communist Party of Vietnam
6 Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung.jpg Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
(1949–)
27 June 2006 6 April 2016 9 years, 284 days Prime Minister Communist Party of Vietnam
7 Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc.jpg Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
(1954–)
7 April 2016 5 April 2021 4 years, 363 days Prime Minister Communist Party of Vietnam
8 Mr. Pham Minh Chinh.jpg Police lieutenant general
Phạm Minh Chính
(1958–)
5 April 2021 Incumbent 168 days Prime Minister Communist Party of Vietnam

Living former prime ministers[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. News, V. T. C. (13 August 2016). "Lương của Chủ tịch nước, Thủ tướng, Chủ tịch Quốc hội là bao nhiêu? - VTC News". Báo VTC.
  2. Staff writer. "CAC THU TUONG CHINH PHU TIEN NHIEM" [Former Prime Ministers] (in Vietnamese). Office of the Prime Minister. Retrieved 3 May 2012.