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Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (born 20 July 1954) is a Vietnamese politician currently serving as the President of Vietnam, one of the highest-ranked officials in Vietnam along with Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (''de facto'' leader). Phúc ranked 2nd in the Communist Party's 13th Politburo behind Nguyễn Phú Trọng and was ranked 3rd in the 12th Politburo. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is also a full member of the National Assembly, serving in its 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th terms. He was elected to the post by the National Assembly of Vietnam on 5 April 2021 after serving 5 years as Prime Minister of the country. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 12 November 1983. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc studied at the Hanoi National Economic University in economic management between 1973 and 1978, after which he studied administrative management at the Vietnam National Administrative Academy. From 1978 to 1979 he was employed by Quảng Nam-Dà Nang Economic Board. From 1980 to 1993, Phúc worked initially as an employee, before rising to deputy head of Quảng Nam - Đà Nẵng's People's Committee. Phúc then served in various roles including that of provincial president, director of government offices, before becoming deputy prime minister (2011–2016).

Early life

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was born on 20 July 1954, at the commune of Quế Phú, district of Quế Sơn, Quảng Nam Province, in what was then the Republic of Vietnam. He took economic management at Hanoi National Economic University from 1973 to 1978. He was accepted to join the Communist Party of Vietnam on 12 May 1982, officially becoming a member of this party on 12 November 1983. From 1978 to 1979 he was among personnel at the Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng Economic Board. From 1980 to 1993: Phúc was an employee, then deputy, rising to Chief of Office of the Quảng Nam – Đà Nẵng People's Committee. He studied administrative management at the Vietnam National Administrative Academy. His father Nguyễn Hiền was born in 1918, and worked for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam before 1954, heading north in accordance with the Geneva Accord. He, his mother and siblings stayed in their hometown, where they studied at the village school. His mother and siblings secretly worked for the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, and his sister was killed by the US military and the South Vietnamese government after a battle in 1965. In 1966, his mother was also killed. He lived with his sister in his hometown for a while, then secretly brought to North by the comrades of his parents in 1967.

Political career

From 1993 – 1996: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was the Director of Department of Planning and Investment of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province. He studied economic management at the National University of Singapore. From 1997 – 2001: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became a permanent member of the Provincial party committee (17th, 18th session); Vice Chairman, then the first Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee of Quang Nam Province and Director of Industrial Zones Management Board of Quang Nam Province. He was a member of the provincial People's Council (6th session). From 2001 – 2004: Vice Secretary of provincial party committee of Quang Nam Province, Chairman of the People's Committee of Quang Nam Province (term from 1999 – 2004). He was a member of Vietnam's National Assembly (11th session), head of Quang Nam Province's members of the National Assembly, and a member of the Committee for Economy and Budget of the National Assembly (11th session). In March 2006, he was appointed Deputy Chief Inspector of the Government. At the 10th National Party Congress, the party elected him to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. In June 2006, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Government Office. In August 2007, he was approved by the National Assembly as Minister of the Government of Vietnam. From June 2006 to August 2007 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was Permanent Vice Minister of the Office of Government, member of the 11th National Assembly's Economic and Budgetary Commission From August 2007 to January 2011 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was Minister of the Office of Government, Head of the Prime Minister's Task Force for Administrative Procedure Reform From January 2011 to July 2011 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was Member of the Politburo of the 11th CPV Central Committee, Minister of the Office of Government File:Thutuong-tuyenthe-1459996934.jpg|Nguyễn Xuân Phúc takes oath of office as the president of Vietnam File:С Премьер-министром Социалистической Республики Вьетнам Нгуен Суан Фуком.jpg|Nguyễn Xuân Phúc with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016. File:President Trump's Trip to Vietnam (47176536782).jpg|Nguyễn Xuân Phúc with U.S. President Donald Trump in 2019 From August 2, 2011 to April 7, 2016 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam. On April 7, 2016, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the 11th working session of the 13th National Assembly. During his tenure, he has been praised for overseeing Vietnam's successful response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On January 31, 2021, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was re-elected by the 13th Party Central Committee. On April 5, 2021, he was elected the 10th State President of Vietnam, during a meeting session of the National Assembly, succeeding Nguyễn Phú Trọng who had previously announced his resignation from the role. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was the only nominated candidate for the role, the first incumbent Prime Minister to be elected President by the National Assembly, and the first Prime Minister to be elected State President since Ho Chi Minh in 1945. He will continue his duties as Prime Minister until a new Prime Minister is elected and sworn in.

Personal life

His wife is Trần Thị Nguyệt Thu.

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* {{DEFAULTSORT:Nguyen, Xuan Phuc Category:1954 births Category:Prime Ministers of Vietnam Category:Deputy Prime Ministers of Vietnam Category:Living people Category:Members of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam Category:People from Quảng Nam Province Category:Presidents of Vietnam