Third Republic of Vietnam

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Third Republic of Vietnam

Chính Phủ Quốc Gia Việt Nam Lâm Thời - Đệ Tam Việt Nam Cộng Hòa
Flag of South Vietnam
Flag
Anthem: "Tiếng gọi Công dân"
(English: "Call to the citizens")
Claimed Territory of the Provisional Government of the State of Vietnam
Claimed Territory of the Provisional Government of the State of Vietnam
CapitalLittle Saigon
Other languagesVietnamese
Demonym(s)Vietnamese
GovernmentGovernment-in-exile
• President
Quan Minh Dao
Establishment
• Formed
21 October 1990
• Officially founded
16 February 1991

The Third Republic of Vietnam ("third" being the "successor state" of the State of Vietnam and South Vietnam), abbreviated as the DTVNCH, also referred to its former name as the Provisional National Government of Vietnam, is a government in exile, headquartered in Orange County and other Little Saigon communities. The government aims for a free, anti-communist Vietnam.

History

The Provisional National Government of Vietnam was formed by former soldiers and refugees from the former South Vietnamese regime on 21 October 1990 and was officially founded on 16 February 1991, led by Prime Minister Quan Minh Dao, who was elected by the representatives of three generations of Vietnamese diaspora in the United States. He succeeded Mr. Nguyen Tran who was elected as Prime Minister previously.

In January 2018, the government in exile was labeled by the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security as a "terrorist organization", claiming the group was responsible for plans to commit "acts of terrorism and sabotage, and assassinate officials." The U.S. Embassy spokesman in Hanoi stated the DTVNCH is not designated as a terrorist group by the US Department of State.[1]

In November 2018, Prime Minister Quan Minh Dao was reelected as the new President of the newly created "Third Republic of Vietnam". The inauguration ceremony was held at the base in Adelanto and at the Hilton Hotel. Participants came from numerous countries, including Australia and Vietnam. During the ceremony, the US government's staff gave speeches and expressed hope that the newly elected President would work closely with the US.

Political views

Quan Minh Dao has always expressed opposition towards the current Vietnamese government, seen notably in his letter to a California court:[2]

Dear Judges of the Court:

I, the undersigned, Mr. Đào Minh Quân, am ethnic Vietnamese, a U.S. citizen and symbolically a citizen of the free world. I am acting as Prime Minister of The Provisional National Government of Vietnam by virtue of voting of the people, consisting of three generations, aged from 18 to over 60. This government was formed in exile since October 21, 1990, in the USA.

With all due respects, on behalf of the people whom I represent, I would like to file a petition to The Court requesting an investigation on war crimes such as genocides, torture, repression, terror, massacre done by the Communists of Vietnam and China since Hồ Chí Minh started the communist regimes in our fatherland of Vietnam. Under the protection of the law of the international tribunal of the ICC and that of the United States of America, we allege these crimes against all criminals involved throughout the period of 1930's, and continuing to this very day. These criminals must be tried and prosecuted under the provision of the law to the full extent. They must be brought to a public hearing in an open court and the judicial proceeding will be administered by my representing attorneys without the need of my presence.

References

  1. ^ Pearson, James (2018-01-31). "Vietnam lists U.S.-based Vietnamese group as 'terrorist' organization". Reuters. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  2. ^ Đơn kịên CSVN do CPQGVNLT sẽ đ̣ê nạp Tòa Hình Sự Quốc Tế ṭai Tây Ban Nha (Span) Provisional National Government of Vietnam