12th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam
The 12th Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (Bộ Chính trị Ban Chấp hành trung ương Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam Khoá XII) is the current Politburo of the ruling Communist Party in Vietnam. It was selected by the Central Committee of the Party at the 12th National Congress of the CPV on January 27, 2016, and is expected to serve until the 13th National Congress, tentatively scheduled for early 2021. The 19-member committee comprises 12 newcomers and seven returning members. Within Vietnam's one-party political system, the Politburo de facto occupies the apex of the political system, with important government positions (president, prime minister, chair of the National Assembly) and leadership of the military and security forces almost always held by its members.
Since the incumbent president, prime minister, and chair of the National Assembly (Trương Tấn Sang, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, and Nguyễn Sinh Hùng, all members of the 11th Politburo) were not selected to partake in the 12th Politburo, they are expected to retire when the National Assembly confirm their successors later in 2016. The incumbent general secretary of the CPV, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, was reelected to his post.
At the 11th session of the 13th National Assembly, a number of members of the new Politburo were confirmed as new leaders of state institutions.
|Name||Portrait||Member Since||Position at Start of 12th National Congress||Current Party Position||Current State Position|
|Nguyễn Phú Trọng||27 December 1997||General Secretary of the CPV (party position)||General Secretary
Secretary of the Central Military Commission
Chair of the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Eradication
|Trần Đại Quang||19 January 2011||Minister of Public Security (state position)||Head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform||President* |
Chairman of the Council of Defence and Security
|Nguyễn Xuân Phuc||19 January 2011||Deputy Prime Minister (state position)||Secretary of the Government Party Leadership Committee||Prime Minister* |
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Defence and Security
|Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân||11 May 2013||Deputy Chair of the National Assembly (state position)||Chair of the National Assembly*|
|Ngô Xuân Lịch||27 January 2016||Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the General Political Department (state position); Secretary of the Central Committee (party position)||Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission||Minister of National Defence*|
|Tô Lâm||27 January 2016||Deputy Minister of Public Security (state position)||Secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee||Minister of Public Security*|
|Nguyễn Thiện Nhân||11 May 2013||Chair of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front (state position)||Secretary of Chair of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front||Chair of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front|
|Đinh Thế Huynh||19 January 2011||Head of the Central Propaganda and Education Commission (party position); Secretary of the Central Committee (party position)||Executive Secretary of the Central Committee|
|Phạm Minh Chính||27 January 2016||Deputy Head of the Central Organization Commission (party position)||Head of the Central Organization Department|
|Tòng Thị Phóng||19 January 2011||Deputy Chair of the National Assembly (state position)||Deputy Chair of the National Assembly|
|Vương Đình Huệ||27 January 2016||Head of the Central Economic Commission (party position)||Deputy Prime Minister*|
|Trần Quốc Vượng||27 January 2016||Chief of Staff, Office of the Central Committee (party position)||Chair of the Central Inspection Committee|
|Phạm Bình Minh||27 January 2016||Deputy Prime Minister and Minister and Foreign Affairs (state position)||Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Trương Thị Mai||27 January 2016||Chair of the National Assembly Committee on Social Issues (state position)||Head of the Central Popular Mobilization Commission|
|Trương Hoà Bình||27 January 2016||Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court (state position); Secretary of the Central Committee (party position)||Deputy Prime Minister*|
|Nguyễn Văn Bình||27 January 2016||Governor of the State Bank (state position)||Head of the Central Economic Commission|
|Võ Văn Thưởng||27 January 2016||Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee (party position)||Head of the Central Propaganda and Education Commission|
|Đinh La Thăng||27 January 2016||Minister of Transportation (state position)||Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee|
|Hoàng Trung Hải||27 January 2016||Deputy Prime Minister (state position)||Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee|
A "*" indicates that the position was confirmed at the 11th session of the 13th National Assembly, convened from late March 2016.
- "New politburo unveiled by Vietnam's Communist Party". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-03-11.