- Nguyễn Minh Triết
name = Nguyễn Minh Triết
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President of Vietnam
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
27 June 2006
Trần Đức Lương
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birth_place = Bến Cát, Bình Dương,
Trần Thị Kim Chi
party = ĐCV
Nguyễn Minh Triết (born
October 8, 1942in Bến Cát district, Bình Dương province in Southern Vietnam) is the President of Vietnam. He was elected by the National Assembly of Vietnamwith 464 votes (94.12%) on June 27, 2006. He was formerly the head of the Communist Party of Vietnamin Hồ Chí Minh City.
Mathematicsin Saigon, Triết joined the Party in 1965 in Southern Vietnam, during the Second Indochina War ( Vietnam War) that involved the United States. He is among the top leaders of Vietnam who are native southerners and one of the few that had not regrouped to the North following the division of the country in 1954. [cite news|publisher=Nhan Dan|title=Nguyễn Minh Triết elected new State President|date=27 June 2006|url=http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/news/270606/domestic_triet.htm] In 1992, he was appointed party chief of southern Sông Bé province. He guided the largely agricultural province into an attractive destination for foreign investment.
He ascended to the Politburo in 1997 and became Party head of Hồ Chí Minh City in 2000. In that position he oversaw a campaign against organized crime and corruption, including the arrest and execution of underworld kingpin Trương Văn Cam, known as
Nhan Dan", [http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/news/270606/domestic_triet.htm "Nguyễn Minh Triết elected new State President"] , 27 June 2006.
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