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List of famous politicians from Vietnam, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Vietnamese politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Vietnamese politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Vietnam and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Vietnam, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Trương Như Tảng to Nguyen Sinh Hung, plus much more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Vietnam in order to get more information about each one.

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Do Muoi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Do Muoi age 100 Đỗ Mười is a Vietnamese communist politician. He rose in the party hierarchy in the late 1940s and was elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam at the ...more

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Gia Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Gia Long Died at 58 (1762-1820) Emperor Gia Long, born Nguyễn Phúc Ánh, often referred to simply as Nguyễn Ánh, was the first Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam. Unifying what is now modern Vietnam ...more

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Ho Chi Minh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Died at 79 (1890-1969) Hồ Chí Minh, born Nguyễn Sinh Côn, or Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was ...more

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Kate Le is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
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Le Duan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Le Duan Died at 79 (1907-1986) Lê Duẩn was a Vietnamese communist politician. He rose in the party hierarchy in the late 1950s and became General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam at ...more

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Le Luong Minh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Le Luong Minh age 65 Lê Lương Minh is a Vietnamese politician and diplomat and the current Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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Ngo Dinh Diem is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Ngo Dinh Diem Died at 62 (1901-1963) Ngô Đình Diệm was the first president of South Vietnam. In the wake of the French withdrawal from Indochina as a result of the 1954 Geneva Accords, Diệm led the effort to create the ...more

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Ngô Đình Nhu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Ngô Đình Nhu Died at 53 (1910-1963) Ngô Đình Nhu was a Vietnamese archivist and politician. He was the younger brother and chief political advisor of South Vietnam's first president, Ngô Đình Diệm. ...more

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Ngô Quyền is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Ngô Quyền Died at 47 (897-944) Ngô Quyền was a Vietnamese prefect and general during the Southern Han Dynasty occupation of Giao Châu in the Red River Valley in what is now northern Vietnam. In 938, he soundly ...more

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Nguyễn Bá Cẩn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyễn Bá Cẩn Died at 79 (1930-2009) Nguyễn Bá Cẩn was Prime Minister of South Vietnam from 4 April 1975 until 24 April 1975; serving under Presidents Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and Trần Văn Hương.

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Nguyen Ba Thanh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Ba Thanh age 58 Nguyễn Bá Thanh was a Vietnamese politician. He was party secretary and people's council president in Da Nang, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and head ...more

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Nguyen Cao Ky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Cao Ky Died at 81 (1930-2011) Nguyễn Cao Kỳ served as the chief of the Vietnam Air Force in the 1960s, before leading the nation as the prime minister of South Vietnam in a military junta from 1965 to 67. Then, until his ...more

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Nguyen Hue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Hue Died at 39 (1753-1792) Nguyễn Huệ, also known as Emperor Quang Trung, was the second emperor of the Tây Sơn Dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 1788 until 1792. He was also one of the most successful military ...more

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Nguyen Huu Tho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Huu Tho Died at 86 (1910-1996) Nguyễn Hữu Thọ was the Chairman of Consultative Council of the Republic of South Vietnam from 6 June 1969 to 25 April 1976, and the Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam from 4 July 1981 ...more

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Nguyen Phu Trong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Phu Trong age 73 Nguyễn Phú Trọng is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, elected at the party's 11th National Congress on 19 January 2011. Trong heads the party's Secretariat, as well ...more

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Nguyen Sinh Hung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Sinh Hung age 63 Nguyễn Sinh Hùng is Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam. Since a party congress in 2011, he has been considered one the country's four "key leaders", along with Party ...more

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Nguyen Tan Dung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Tan Dung age 68 Nguyễn Tấn Dũng /ŋwiʔən˧˥ tən˧˥ zuʔŋ˧˥/ is the Prime Minister of Vietnam. He was confirmed by the National Assembly on 27 June 2006, having been nominated by his predecessor, Phan Văn Khải, who ...more

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Nguyen Thien Nhan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Thien Nhan age 64 Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, is the Chair of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front. He was a Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam between 2007 and 2013, and was Minister of Education ...more

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Nguyen Trai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Trai Died at 62 (1380-1442) Nguyễn Trãi, also known under his style name Ức Trai; was an illustrious Vietnamese Confucian scholar, a noted poet, a skilled politician and a master tactician. He was at times ...more

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Nguyen Van Linh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Van Linh Died at 83 (1915-1998) Nguyễn Văn Linh was a Vietnamese revolutionary and politician. He was the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1986 to 1991 and a political leader of the Vietcong during the ...more

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Nguyen Van Ly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Van Ly age 71 Father Thadeus Nguyễn Văn Lý is a Vietnamese Roman Catholic priest and dissident involved in many pro-democracy movements, for which he was imprisoned for a total of almost 15 years. For ...more

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Nong Duc Manh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nong Duc Manh age 77 Nông Đức Mạnh is a Vietnamese politician and was the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the most powerful position in the Vietnamese government, from 22 April 2001 to 19 ...more

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Pham Tuan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Pham Tuan age 70 Phạm Tuân is a retired Vietnam Air Force aviator. He became the first Vietnamese citizen and the first non-Russian Asian in space when he flew aboard the Soyuz 37 mission as an Intercosmos ...more

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Phan Van Khai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Phan Van Khai age 84 Phan Văn Khải was Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1997 to 2006. Khai was born in Tan Thong Hoi Commune, Củ Chi District, Saigon, joined the revolution in1947 and moved to Hanoi in 1954. He was ...more

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To Huu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
To Huu Died at 82 (1920-2002) Tố Hữu was Vietnam's most famous revolutionary poet. He published five collections of poems, the first of which was the 1946 collection entitled Poem, which included many of his most popular and ...more

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Tran Duc Luong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Tran Duc Luong age 80 Trần Đức Lương was president of Vietnam from 1997 to 2006. Lương was born in Quảng Ngãi Province, and moved to Hanoi after leaving school in 1955. He studied geology at Hanoi University ...more

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Trường Chinh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Trường Chinh Died at 81 (1907-1988) Trường Chinh was a Vietnamese communist political leader and theoretician. From 1941 to 1957, he was Vietnam's second-ranked communist leader (after Ho Chi Minh). Following the death of Lê ...more

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Trương Như Tảng is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Trương Như Tảng age 94 Trương Như Tảng is a Vietnamese lawyer and politician living in France. He was active in many anti-South Vietnamese organizations before joining the newly created Provisional Revolutionary ...more

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Truong Tan Sang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Truong Tan Sang age 68 Trương Tấn Sang is the president of Vietnam and one of the country's top leaders, alongside prime minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng and Party general secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng. He became state ...more

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Võ Văn Kiệt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Võ Văn Kiệt Died at 86 (1922-2008) Võ Văn Kiệt was a Vietnamese politician and statesman. He was a veteran fighter in the long war against French and then American military forces in South Vietnam, and lost his first wife ...more