10th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam

The 10th Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam was elected by the Central Committee on 25 April in the aftermath of the 10th National Congress. The Politburo was dissolved on 12 January 2011, at the beginning of the 11th National Congress.


[note 1]
Portrait Name
Took office
1 1   Nông Đức Mạnh
(born 1940)
25 April 2006
2 3
Lê Hồng Anh
(born 1949)
3 4   Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
(born 1949)
4 5   Nguyễn Minh Triết
(born 1942)
5 2   Trương Tấn Sang
(born 1949)
6 6   Nguyễn Phú Trọng
(born 1944)
7 7   Phạm Gia Khiêm
(born 1944)
8 8   Phùng Quang Thanh
(born 1949)
9 9   Trương Vĩnh Trọng
(born 1942)
10 10
Lê Thanh Hải
(born 1950)
11 11   Nguyễn Sinh Hùng
(born 1946)
12 12
Phạm Quang Nghị
(born 1949)
13 13
Hồ Đức Việt
(born 1947)
14 14
Nguyễn Văn Chi
(born 1945)
15 15
Tô Huy Rứa
(born 1947)
1 January 2009
  1. ^ a b Van & Cooper 1983, p. 69.
  2. ^ Koh 2008, p. 666.


  1. ^ The Central Committee when it convenes for its first session after being elected by a National Party Congress elects the Politburo.[1] According to David Koh, in interviews with several high-standing Vietnamese officials, the Politburo ranking is based upon the number of approval votes by the Central Committee. Lê Hồng Anh, the Minister of Public Security, was ranked 2nd in the 10th Politburo because he received the second-highest number of approval votes. Another example being Tô Huy Rứa of the 10th Politburo, he was ranked lowest because he received the lowest approval vote of the 10th Central Committee when he stood for election for a seat in the Politburo.[2] The Politburo ranking functioned as an official order of precedence before the 10th Party Congress, and some believe it still does.[1]
    • In the Rank column, the first subcolumn was the original ranking given to the members in the aftermath of the 10th National Congress, the second subcolumn was the ranking each members had when the Politburo was dissolved.


  • Koh, David (July–August 2008). "Leadership Changes at the 10th Congress of the Vietnamese Communist Party". Asian Survey. University of California Press. 48 (4): 650–672. doi:10.1525/as.2008.48.4.650. JSTOR 10.1525/as.2008.48.4.650.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)
  • Van, Canh Nguyen; Cooper, Earle (1983). Vietnam under Communism, 1975–1982. Hoover Press. ISBN 9780817978518.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)