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Lao Dong Party

The Vietnam Dang Lao Dong Party (Vietnam Workers’ Party) controlled the government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV). It was established in February 1951 as a successor to the Indochinese Communist Party, which had been dissolved in November 1945. Ho Chi Minh chaired the Central Executive Committee of the Lao Dong Party from its creation until his death in September 1969.