The country is changing its top leadership as it continues its anti-corruption campaign. The National Assembly(NA) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam elected Vo Van Thuong(Võ Văn Thưởng) (52 years old), a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, as the new President of Vietnam for a term running until 2026. Mr. Vo Van Thuong took oath as the new president of Vietnam during the National Assembly’s extraordinary meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vương Đình Huệ, Chairman of NA, on behalf of the parliament has recognised the oath of the new President.
Vo Van Thuong succeeds Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who resigned from the post of President in January 2023. Vo Van Thuong, nominated by the ruling communist party was elected with 98.38% of the votes(487 out of 488 votes). The election is a part of the reshuffle of Vietnam’s top leadership amid an antigraft campaign. Võ Thị Ánh Xuân(53 years old), Vice President of Vietnam (since 2021) has served as the Acting State President since the stepping down of her predecessor Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on 17th January 2023.
About Vo Van Thuong:
- Vo Van Thuong, from the southern province of Vĩnh Long, is the youngest member of the party’s Politburo, the country’s highest decision-making body.
- Currently, Vo Van Thuong is the youngest member of the party’s Politburo, the country’s highest decision-making body.
- Thuong began his political career at University in the Communist youth Union.
- Vo Van Thuong has been the youngest standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat since 1976.
- He has served as the Secretary of the central province Quảng Ngãi Party Committee in 2011, and the Deputy Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee from 2010 to 2015.
- Mr. Vo Van Thuong served as the standing deputy secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Municipal Party Committee from 2015-2020. v.He became the head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education in 2016 and has been a standing member of the Secretariat since 2021. vi.He also heads the central propaganda department of the communist party.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Vietnam Prime Minister: Pham Minh Chinh;
- Vietnam Capital: Hanoi;
- Vietnam Currency: Vietnamese dong.
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