Nguyễn Văn An

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Nguyễn Văn An
Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam
In office
27 June 2001 – 26 June 2006
Preceded by Nông Đức Mạnh
Succeeded by Nguyễn Phú Trọng
Member of the Politburo
In office
Personal details
Born (1937-10-01) October 1, 1937 (age 79)
Nam Định Province, Vietnam
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam

Nguyễn Văn An (born 1 October 1937) is a former National Assembly Chairman of Vietnam. Appointed on 27 June, An was a proponent of government and administrative reform.[1] He was re-elected on 23 July 2002.[2] On 24 June 2006 he resigned, citing his age and the need for a new generation of leaders to take over.[3]

At the 5th National Congress (March 1982), An was elected as an alternate member of the 5th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. At the 6th National Congress (December 1986), he was elected Member of the 6th Central Committee. At the 8th National Congress he was elected a member 8th Politburo and became the Head of the Central Organizing Commission.


  1. ^ "New Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An views administration reforms". Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon. 28 June 2001. 
  2. ^ "Vietnamese deputies elect leaders of National Assembly 23 July". Voice of Vietnam. 24 July 2002. 
  3. ^ "Vietnam president, PM resign". Nhan Dan. June 24, 2006.