Last update 1/19/2011 10:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
  

Nguyen Phu Trong elected as Party Secretary General

VietNamNet Bridge – At the first meeting of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on January 18 afternoon, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong, 67, National Assembly Chairman, was elected as the Party Chief.

The list of 14 members of the Politburo was also defined, with five new members besides the nine who were re-elected.

At 9 am, January 19, Party Secretary General of the 10th tenure – Nong Duc Manh – presented flowers and congratulated the new Party Chief.

Mr. Trong is a Professor, Doctor of Political Sciences. He worked for the Communist Magazine for 20 years, including five years as the Chief Editor. After that he assumed the Hanoi Vice Party Secretary position, in charge of ideology, culture, science and education of the Party, Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council. He became Hanoi Party Secretary in early 2000. In July 2007, he was elected as the National Assembly Chairman.

The 14 members of the Politburo include: Minister of Public Security Le Hong Anh, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, HCM City Party Secretary Le Thanh Hai, Deputy PM Nguyen Sinh Hung, Hanoi Party Secretary Pham Quang Nghi, Chief of the Central Information and Education Committee To Huy Rua, Permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Truong Tan Sang, Minister of Defense Phuong Quang Thanh, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, Chief Editor of The People Daily and Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association Dinh The Huynh, Chief of the Party Central Committee Office Ngo Van Du, Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong.

Ten of the 14 Politburo members hold doctor degrees. The oldest member is Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong, 67, and the youngest member is Deputy Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, 55.

The Politburo has one woman, Mrs. Tong Thi Phong, 57, a Thai ethnic person, the Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly. Phong is the second woman who has been elected to the Politburo so far. The first is Nguyen Thi Xuan My, Chairwoman of the Central Inspection Committee, who was elected as Politburo member in 1996.

The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat has four members: Ngo Xuan Lich, Truong Hoa Binh, Ha Thi Khiet and Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

The Central Inspection Committee has 21 members, chaired by Ngo Van Du.

Five years ago, in April 2006, the 10th Party Central Committee elected 14 Politburo members and then additionally elected Mr To Huy Rua in early 2009.

The 11th National Party Congress closed this morning, January 19.

Brief biographies of 14 Politburo members (in alphabetical order)

 


Truong Tan Sang 
 
Tran Dai Quang
 
Tong Thi Phong
 
To Huy Rua
 
Phung Quang Thanh
 
Pham Quang Nghi
 
Nguyen Xuan Phuc
 
Le Thanh Hai
 
Nguyen Tan Dung
 
Nguyen Sinh Hung
 
Nguyen Phu Trong
 
Ngo Van Du
 
Le Hong Anh

 Dinh The Huynh

Le Hong Anh, 62, from southern province of Kien Giang, Minister of Public Security, Politburo member of the 9th and 10th tenures. He was Party Secretary of Kien Giang Province, Vice Chair and Chair of the Central Inspection Committee.

Nguyen Tan Dung, 62, from the southern province of Ca Mau, Prime Minister, Politburo member of the 8th, 9th and 10th tenures. He was Party Secretary of Kien Giang province, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam and Deputy Prime Minister.

Ngo Van Du, 64, from the northern province of Vinh Phuc, Chief of the Party Central Committee Office

Le Thanh Hai, 61, from the southern province of Tien Giang, HCM City Party Secretary, Politburo member of the 10th tenure. He was Chief leader of the HCM City Vanguard Youth Force, Vice Party Secretary and Chairman of HCM City.

Nguyen Sinh Hung, 65, from the central province of Nghe An, Deputy Prime Minister, Politburo member of the 10th tenure. He was Chief of the State Treasury, Deputy Minister and Minister of Finance.

Dinh The Huynh, 58, from the northern province of Nam Dinh, Chief Editor of The People Daily, Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association.

Pham Quang Nghi, 62, from the central province of Thanh Hoa, Hanoi Party Secretary, Politburo member of the 10th tenure. He was Vice chief of the Central Committee for Culture and Ideology, Party Secretary of Ha Nam province, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Tong Thi Phong, 57, from the northern province of Son La, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman. She was Party Secretary of Son La province, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly’s Council of Ethnic Groups, Chairwoman of the Central Public Relations Committee.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc, 57, from the central province of Quang Nam, Chairman of the Government Office.

Tran Dai Quang, 55, from the northern province of Ninh Binh, Deputy Minister of Public Security.

To Huy Rua, 64, from the central province of Thanh Hoa, Chief of the Centra Information and Education Committee, Politburo member of the 10th tenure. He was Party Secretary of Hai Phong City, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Institute for Politics.

Truong Tan Sang, 62, from the southern province of Long An, Secretariat permanent member, Politburo member of the 8th, 9th and 10th tenures. He was Chairman and Party Secretary of HCM City, Chief of the Central Economic Committee.

Phung Quang Thanh, 62, from Hanoi, Minister of Defense, Politburo member of the 10th tenure. He is the Hero of the People’s Armed Force.

Nguyen Phu Trong, 67, from Hanoi, National Assembly Chairman, Politburo member of the 8th, 9th and 10th tenures.

Biography of Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong

- Born on April 14, 1944.

- Native land: Dong Hoi Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.

- Admitted to the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on December 19, 1967. Became full member of the CPV on December 19, 1968.

- Education: Literature-Linguistics graduate; Professor, PhD (Politics).

- High-level political theory

- Current positions: Politburo member of the CPV Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee of Hanoi, Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Theoretical Council.

Summary of professional career

1963 - 1967: Studied at the Literature-Linguistics Faculty of the University of Hanoi.

December 1967 - August 1973: Editor of the Communist Review.

September 1973 - April 1976: Post-graduate at the Political Economy Faculty of the high-level Nguyen Ai Quoc Party School (now the Ho Chi Minh National Political Academy).

May 1976 - August 1981: Editor of the Communist Review, Deputy Secretary of the Party cell.

September 1981 - July 1983: Associate PhD student in historical science (Party building major) at the Academy of Social Sciences of the Soviet Union.

August 1983 - August 1987: Deputy Head of the Party Building Department, the Communist Review.

September 1987 - February 1989: Head of the Party Building Department, the Communist Review.

July 1985 - December 1991: Deputy Secretary and then Secretary of the Party Committee of the Communist Review.

March 1989 - April 1990: Member of the Editorial Board of the Communist Review.

May 1990 - July 1991: Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Communist Review.

August 1991 - August 1996: Editor-in-Chief of the Communist Review.

Between January 1994 and now: Member of the CPVCC (7th, 8th, 9th and 10th tenures).

August 1996 - February 1998: Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Hanoi and Head of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee's Delegation in charge of University.

Between December 1997 and now: Member of the Political Bureau of the CPVCC (8th, 9th and 10th tenures).

February 1998 - January 2000: In charge of the Party Central Committee's Ideological-Cultural and Scientific-Educational Affairs.

March 1998 - November 2001: Vice Chairman of the CPVCC's Theoretical Council.

August 1999 - April 2001: Permanent member of the Party Politburo.

Between January 2000 and now: Secretary of the Party Committee of Hanoi (12th, 13th and 14th tenures).

Between November 2001 and now: Chairman of the CPVCC's Theoretical Council, in charge of the Party's theoretical work.

Between May 2002 and now: Deputy to the National Assembly, 11th legislature.

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