Võ Văn Thưởng

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Võ Văn Thưởng
Võ Văn Thưởng in 2023
12th President of Vietnam
Assumed office
2 March 2023 – 21 March 2024
Prime MinisterPhạm Minh Chính
Vice PresidentVõ Thị Ánh Xuân
Preceded byNguyễn Xuân Phúc
Succeeded byVõ Thị Ánh Xuân (acting)
Permanent Member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat
In office
5 February 2021 – 6 March 2023
General SecretaryNguyễn Phú Trọng
Preceded byTrần Quốc Vượng
Succeeded byTrương Thị Mai
Head of the Party Propaganda Department
In office
4 February 2016 – 19 February 2021
General SecretaryNguyễn Phú Trọng
Preceded byĐinh Thế Huynh
Succeeded byNguyễn Trọng Nghĩa
Member of the Politburo
In office
27 January 2016 – 21 March 2024
Member of the Party Central Committee
Assumed office
18 January 2011
Personal details
Born (1970-12-13) 13 December 1970 (age 53)
Hải Dương Province, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
(now Vietnam)
Political partyCommunist Party of Vietnam (1993–present)
ResidencePresidential Palace
Alma materUniversity of Hồ Chí Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hồ Chí Minh National Academy of Politics
WebsitePresident website

Võ Văn Thưởng (born 13 December 1970) is a Vietnamese politician. He has been the President of Vietnam from 2023 until 2024. He was the youngest person to serve in this position since the government's founding in 1945.

Between 1988 and 1992, he studied Marxist-Leninism at the University of Ho Chi Minh City, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree. In 1999, he received a Master of Philosophy from Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities.[1]

He resigned after just over a year in office amid the Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign, making him the shortest-serving president in Vietnamese history.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tiểu sử Ủy viên Bộ Chính trị khóa XII Võ Văn Thưởng". Báo điện tử Tiền Phong (in Vietnamese). 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2023-03-04.
  2. "Vietnam's president resigns after less than a year in office". Semafor. 2024-03-21. Retrieved 2024-03-21.