National Assembly Elects New State President
09:10 | 05/04/2021
VGP – The National Assembly cast secret ballots to elect Nguyen Xuan Phuc as new State President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

Top leaders cast first ballots to elect new State President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Ha Noi, April 5, 2021. Photo: VGP

 
The following is the biography of State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc:
 
Date of birth: July 20, 1954

Native place: Que Phu Commune, Que Son District, Quang Nam Province

Working history

- 1966 – 1968: Going to revolutionary base and then was taken to the north for education

- 1968 – 1972: Student at high school, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union unit of the school

- 1973 – 1978: Student at Hanoi National Economics University (NEU), Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union unit

- 1978 – 1979: Official of Economic Management Board of Quang Nam – Da Nang Province

- 1979 – 1993: Official; Deputy Chief; Chief of the Office of Quang Nam – Da Nang Provincial People’s Committee; Secretary of the Party committee of the Office; Member of the Party Committee of the bloc of mass organisations, political and party agencies of Quang Nam-Da Nang in 1st and 2nd tenures. Studying state administrative management at the National Academy of Public Administration.

- 1993 – 1996: Director of the Tourism Department and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Furama Da Nang Resort; Director of the Planning and Investment Department of Quang Nam-Da Nang ; Member of the provincial Party Committee in 15th and 16th tenures.

- 1997 – 2001: Member of the standing board of the Quang Nam Provincial Party Committee in 17th and 18th tenures; Deputy Chairman and later Standing Deputy Chairman of Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee and Head of the Management Board of Quang Nam Industrial Zones; member of the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Council in 6th tenure and chairman of the alliance of cooperatives of Quang Nam.

- 2001 – 2004: Deputy Secretary of the Quang Nam Provincial Party Committee; Chairman of Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee, Secretary of the Party organisation of the 6th Provincial People’s Committee; Deputy to the 11th National Assembly, head of the province's delegation of National Assembly deputies; member of the 11th National Assembly’s Economic and Budgetary Committee; President of Union of Science and Technology Associations of Quang Nam

- 2004 – 2006: Deputy Secretary of the Quang Nam Provincial Party Committee; Chairman of the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee, Secretary of the Party organisation of the Provincial People’s Committee in the 7th tenure; member of the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Council in the 7th tenure; deputy to the National Assembly and member of the National Assembly’s Economic and Budgetary Committee deputy in the 11th tenure.

- March 2006 – May 2006: Deputy Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate; Elected to the Party Central Committee at the 10th National Party Congress.

- June 2006 – August 2007: Member of the 10th Party Central Committee; Permanent Vice Chairman of the Government Office, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Government Office; Member of the 11th National Assembly’s Economic and Budgetary Committee.

- August 2007 – January 2011: Member of the 10th Party Central Committee; Secretary of the Party Committee of the Government Office; Minister - Chairman of the Government Office; Member of the Party Committee of the Government; Member of the Party Committee of the Party organisation of Central Agencies’ Bloc; Head of the Prime Minister’s Task Force for Administrative Procedure Reform.

- January 2011 – July 2011: Member of the 11th Politburo; Member of the Party Committee of the Government; Secretary of the Party Committee and Minister - Chairman of the Government Office.

- August 2011 – April 2016: Member of the 11th and 12th Politburo; Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Government, Deputy Prime Minister; Chairman of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee; Head of the Steering Committee for the North-west Region; Head of the Government’s Steering Committee for Crime Prevention and Control; Head of the National Steering Committee for Prevention and Control of Smuggling and Trade Fraud; Head the Government’s Steering Committee for Administrative Procedure Reform; Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee; Vice Chairman of the Central Steering Committee for Corruption Prevention and Control; Vice Chairman of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform.

- April 2016 – July 2016: Member of the 12th Political Bureau; Secretary of the Party Committee of the Government; Prime Minister in the 2011-2016 tenure; Vice Chairman of the Council for National Defence and Security; member of the Central Military Commission’s Standing Board; member of the standing board of the Central Public Security Party Committee; Chairman of the State Steering Committee on the East Sea and Islands; Head of the National Steering Committee on International Integration; Chairman of the Central Council for Emulation and Rewards; Chairman of the National Council for Education and Human Resources Development.

- July 26, 2016: Elected Prime Minister for the 2016 – 2021 tenure at the first session of the 14th National Assembly.

- January 30, 2021: Elected as member of the 13th Party Central Committee in the 2021-2026 tenure at the 13th National Party Congress.

- January 31, 2021: Elected to the Political Bureau in the 2021-2026 tenure at the first plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee.

- April 5, 2021, elected as State President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam at the 11th working session of the 14th National Assembly./.

By Huong Giang

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