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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is , but is often simplified to Le in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Anh.
Lê Ðức Anh

In office
1992 – 1997
Preceded by Võ Chí Công
Succeeded by Trần Đức Lương

Born December 1, 1920 (1920-12-01) (age 89)
Thừa Thiên-Huế Province
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam

Lê Đức Anh (born December 1, 1920) is a former president of Vietnam. He was president from 1992 until 1997. He is a former soldier and regarded as a conservative who maintained tight party control over domestic policies.

A long-standing member of the Vietnamese Communist Party, he led Vietcong combat units during the Vietnam War. Later he entered politics and he held a succession of government posts before being elected to the new post of state president, replacing a collective presidency, in September 1992. He stepped down as president in September 1997 after the Communist Party Congress and was replaced by Trần Đức Lương. He was an Advisor of the Party's Central Committee from December 1997 to 2001.

In 1996, he was hospitalized after a major stroke, but later recovered. He was born in Thừa Thiên-Huế province.

Preceded by
Võ Chí Công
President of Vietnam
Succeeded by
Trần Đức Lương


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