Minh, Duong Van
Minh, Duong Van do͝ong vän mēn [key], 1916–2001, Vietnamese army officer and political leader. A military adviser (1962–63) to President Diem , he helped to overthrow Diem in 1963. He was head of government (1963–64), after which he went into exile. Minh returned in 1968, serving as an opposition leader against President Thieu . A presidential candidate in 1971, Minh withdrew, charging election rigging. He returned briefly as president in 1975, in an unsuccessful conciliation effort but was placed in detention after the Communist takeover.
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