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Lê Khả Phiêu

Vietnamese communist leader

Died when: 88 years 224 days (1063 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Lê Khả Phiêu

Lê Khả Phiêu (27 December 1931 – 7 August 2020) was a Vietnamese politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam from December 1997 to April 2001.

Lê Khả Phiêu served in the Vietnam People's Army during the First and Second Indochina Wars, join in the Cambodian war, and was Head of the General Political Department of the Vietnam People's Army.

Lê Khả Phiêu has previously been viewed as a conservative.However, this categorization has been challenged by historian Martin Gainsborough, who notes that Lê Khả Phiêu made some remarkably outspoken comments about problems in the party before the Tenth Party Congress.

Lê Khả Phiêu criticized what he called 'illness of partyization' (bệnh đảng hoá), meaning that the Party controls everything.

Lê Khả Phiêu was a protégé of his predecessor, Đỗ Mười.He was elevated to the Politburo in the early 1990s.

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