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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is the only candidate for the position following the death of former State President Tran Dai Quang.
Earlier this month, the Party Central Committee recommended Party chief Trong to be the next State President at its 8th Plenum.
Mr. Trong, born on April 14, 1944, has been member of the CPVCC in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th tenures and member of the Politburo of the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th tenures.
He has served as Chairman of the National Assembly from 2006-2011 and Party General Secretary since 2011.