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General Secretary of the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam
Communist Party of Vietnam flag logo.svg
Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong.jpg
Incumbent
Nguyễn Phú Trọng

since 19 January 2011
Style Comrade (Đồng chí)
(Formal)
Member of Central Committee
Political Bureau
Central Military Commission
Secretariat
Appointer Central Committee
Term length Five years
renewable once
Precursor First Secretary
Inaugural holder Trần Phú
Formation 27 October 1930

The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Tổng Bí thư Ban Chấp hành Trung ương Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam), known as First Secretary (Vietnamese: Bí thư Thứ nhất) from 1951 to 1976, is the highest office within the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Officeholders


Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Rank
Central Committee
1 A young man, in a suit with a pale shirt and dark tie Trần Phú
(1904–1931)
27 October 1930 6 September 1931 1 Provisional Central Committee
(1930–35)
2 A young man, in a suit with a pale shirt and dark tie Lê Hồng Phong
(1902–1942)
27 October 1931 26 July 1936 1 1st Central Committee (1935–51)
3 A young man, in a suit with a pale shirt and dark tie Hà Huy Tập
(1906–1941)
26 July 1936 30 March 1938 1
4 A young man, in a pale shirt and dark jacket Nguyễn Văn Cừ
(1912–1941)
30 March 1938 9 November 1940 1
5 A balding man looking to the left, dressed in a dark jascket buttoned to the neck Trường Chinh
(1907–1988)
9 November 1940 5 October 1956 1
1st Central Committee (1935–51)
2 2nd Central Committee (1951–60)
6 A thin-faced man with a long beard wearing traditional clothing Hồ Chí Minh
(1890–1969)
5 October 1956 10 September 1960 1 2nd Central Committee (1951–60)
3rd Central Committee (1960–76)
7 A smiling man looking to camera Lê Duẩn
(1907–1986)
10 September 1960 10 July 1986 2
1 4th Central Committee (1976–82)
5th Central Committee (1982–86)
5 A balding man looking to the left, dressed in a dark jacket buttoned to the neck Trường Chinh
(1907–1988)
14 July 1986 18 December 1986 1 5th Central Committee (1982–86)
8 Picture of Nguyen Van Linh.jpeg Nguyễn Văn Linh
(1915–1998)
18 December 1986 28 June 1991 1 6th Central Committee (1986–91)
9 An old graying man wearing suit and tie Đỗ Mười
(1917–2018)
28 June 1991 26 December 1997 1 7th Central Committee (1991–96)
8th Central Committee (1996–2001)
10 Lê Khả Phiêu
(1931–2020)
26 December 1997 22 April 2001 1
11 a man with greying black hair, wearing a suit and tie Nông Đức Mạnh
(1940–)
22 April 2001 19 January 2011 1 9th Central Committee (2001–06)
10th Central Committee (2006–11)
12 Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong.jpg Nguyễn Phú Trọng
(1944–)
19 January 2011 Incumbent 1 11th Central Committee (2011–16)
12th Central Committee (2016–21)
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