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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Trần, but is often simplified to Tran in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Lương.
Tran Duc Luong

In office
Preceded by Lê Ðức Anh
Succeeded by Nguyễn Minh Triết

Born May 5, 1937 (1937-05-05) (age 72)
Quảng Ngãi province
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam
Spouse(s) Nguyễn Thị Vinh

Trần Đức Lương (born May 5, 1937) is the former President of Vietnam from 1997 to 2006.

Lương was born in Quảng Ngãi province, and moved to Hanoi after leaving school in 1955. He studied geology, and was employed as a cartographer. He joined the Communist Party of Vietnam in 1959, and became a functionary of the party in the 1970s. In 1987, he became deputy prime minister. Member of the Politburo since June 1996, he was elected president on September 24, 1997, and re-elected in 2002. On June 24, 2006, Trần Đức Lương announced his resignation (along with prime minister Phan Văn Khải). Nguyễn Minh Triết was named to succeed Trần as president.

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Preceded by
Lê Ðức Anh
President of Vietnam
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Minh Triết


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