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    Vietnam Government - 2006

    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/vietnam/vietnam_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
      conventional short form: Vietnam
      local long form: Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam
      local short form: Viet Nam
      abbreviation: SRV

      Government type:
      Communist state

      Capital:
      Hanoi

      Administrative divisions:
      59 provinces (tinh, singular and plural) and 5 municipalities (thu do, singular and plural)
      provinces: An Giang, Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Bac Lieu, Bac Ninh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Ca Mau, Cao Bang, Dac Lak, Dac Nong, Dien Bien, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Gia Lai, Ha Giang, Ha Nam, Ha Tay, Ha Tinh, Hai Duong, Hau Giang, Hoa Binh, Hung Yen, Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Kon Tum, Lai Chau, Lam Dong, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Long An, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Ninh Binh, Ninh Thuan, Phu Tho, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Quang Ninh, Quang Tri, Soc Trang, Son La, Tay Ninh, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien-Hue, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Long, Vinh Phuc, Yen Bai
      municipalities: Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh

      Independence:
      2 September 1945 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 2 September (1945)

      Constitution:
      15 April 1992

      Legal system:
      based on communist legal theory and French civil law system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Tran Duc LUONG (since 24 September 1997)
      head of government: Prime Minister Phan Van KHAI (since 25 September 1997); First Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan DUNG (since 29 September 1997); Deputy Prime Ministers Vu KHOAN (8 August 2002) and Pham Gia KHIEM (since 29 September 1997)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by president based on proposal of prime minister and ratification of National Assembly
      elections: president elected by the National Assembly from among its members for a five-year term; election last held 25 July 2002 (next to be held when National Assembly meets following legislative elections in 2007); prime minister appointed by the president from among the members of the National Assembly; deputy prime ministers appointed by the prime minister
      election results: Tran Duc LUONG elected president; percent of National Assembly vote - NA%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Quoc-Hoi (498 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 19 May 2002 (next to be held 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - CPV 90%, other 10% (the 10% are not CPV members but are approved by the CPV to stand for election); seats by party - CPV 447, CPV-approved 51

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme People's Court (chief justice is elected for a five-year term by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president)

      Political parties and leaders:
      only party - Communist Party of Vietnam or CPV [Nong Duc MANH]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      none

      International organization participation:
      ACCT (observer), APEC, APT, ARF, AsDB, ASEAN, CP, EAS, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), IPU, ISO, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIF, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO (observer)

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Nguyen Tam CHIEN
      chancery: 1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036
      telephone: [1] (202) 861-0737
      FAX: [1] (202) 861-0917
      consulate(s) general: San Francisco

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Michael W. MARINE
      embassy: 7 Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
      mailing address: PSC 461, Box 400, FPO AP 96521-0002
      telephone: [84] (4) 772-1500
      FAX: [84] (4) 772-1510
      consulate(s) general: Ho Chi Minh City

      Flag description:
      red with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center


      NOTE: The information regarding Vietnam on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Vietnam Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Vietnam Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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