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Trần Đại Quang

President of Vietnam

Died when: 61 years 344 days (743 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Trần Đại Quang

Trần Đại Quang (12 October 1956 – 21 September 2018) was a Vietnamese politician who was the eighth President of Vietnam, in office from 2 April 2016 until his death in 2018.

Trần Đại Quang was elected to the post by the National Assembly of Vietnam, and nominated by his predecessor Trương Tấn Sang who retired from office.

Trần Đại Quang was one of the country's top leaders, along with the Communist Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (the de facto leader).

Trần Đại Quang previously served as Minister of Public Security from 2011 to 2016, Vice Head of Committee on HIV / AIDS Prevention from 2011 to 2014, and President of the Viet Nam Red Cross Society from 2017 to 2018.

He was a member of the 12th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in which he was ranked second, after General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.

Trần Đại Quang joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on 26 July 1980 and became officially party member on 26 July 1981.

And from 1997 he became a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam and a member of the Central Committee of the party.

At the 12th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam in January 2016 Trần Đại Quang was nominated President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and confirmed on 2 April 2016 by the National Assembly of Vietnam.

On that day, he succeeded Trương Tấn Sang.On the same day he proposed Nguyễn Xuân Phúc as the new head of government.

He died in office on 21 September 2018, from a viral disease, aged 61.

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