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Composed of Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals, the Military Revolutionary Council was the leadership of the coup that overthrew Ngo Dinh Diem. [1] It lasted from November 1963 to January 1963, when it was overthrown by another military group under Nguyen Khanh.

The MRC set up a civilian Provisional Government under Nguyen Ngoc Tho, who had been Diem's vice president. The real power remained with the MRC, although the relationships were complex because some individuals were in both the MRC and Provisional Government.

Minh-Tho Government
Name MRC role Provisional Government role
Duong Van Minh Chairman Head of State
Nguyen Ngoc Tho Prime Minister
Tran Van Don 1st Deputy Chairman Minister of Defense
Ton That Dinh 2nd Deputy Chairman Minister of Security
Le Van Kim member
Tran van Minh member
Tran Thien Khiem member
Pham Xuan Chieu member
Nguyen Van Thieu member
Do Mau member
Mai Huu Xuan member
Le Van Nghiem member
Nguyen Huu Co member


  1. Hixson, Walter L. (2000), Military Aspects of the Vietnam Conflict, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 0815335326, pp. 24-25