General Secretary of of the Communist Party of Vietnam
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Xuân Quỳnh Đam

since June 21st, 2011
Style Comrade
Term length 5 years

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam is the highest ranking official of the Communist Party of Vietnam. As the CPV are the largest party within the Vietnamese Fatherland Front they are also the leader of the VFF. The General Secretary also functions as the head of the Central Committee of the CPV, the highest executive and legislative body in North Vietnam, meaning they are the de facto head of government. The General Secretary also is the head of the Politburo and the Secretariat. The current General Secretary is Xuân Quỳnh Đam, incumbent since 2011.

Role and Duties

The General Secretary oversees the Central Committee, and Politburo of North Vietnam. As head of the Secretariat it is the General Secretaries duty to organise internal party and government affairs, and make executive decisions concerning matters within the party.


List of General Secretaries

Portrait Name
Term of Office
Took Office Left Office
1 Trần Phú Trần Phú
October 27th, 1930 September 6th, 1931
2 Lê Hồng Phong Lê Hồng Phong
September 6th, 1931 July 26nd, 1936
3 Hà Huy Tập Hà Huy Tập
July 26th, 1936 March 30th, 1938
4 Nguyễn Văn Cừ Nguyễn Văn Cừ
March 30th, 1938 November 9th, 1940
5 Trường Chinh Trường Chinh
May 1941 September 24th, 1956
6 Hồ Chí Minh Hồ Chí Minh
September 24th, 1956 September 10th, 1960
7 Đặng Liễu Khải Đặng Liễu Khải
September 10th, 1960 June 13th, 1991
8 Võ Đình Sửu Võ Đình Sửu
June 13th, 1991 June 19th, 2001
9 Xuân Quỳnh Đam Dương Văn Nhung
June 19th, 2001 June 21st, 2011
10 Dương Văn Nhung Xuân Quỳnh Đam
June 21st, 2011 Incumbent