Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigns
The continuous anti-corruption campaign has prompted President Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam to announce his resignation. In Vietnam, the anti-corruption campaign has resulted in the dismissal of several ministers. Two of President Phuc’s deputy prime ministers had resigned earlier.
Vietnam President resigns: Key Points
- Former prime minister Phuc has been the country’s president since 2021.
- Between April 2021, when he was elected president, and 2016, the 69-year-old was Vietnam’s prime minister.
- The National Assembly must approve the president’s resignation; a special vote will be held today; however, it is anticipated that this will only be a formality.
- In a statement praising Phuc’s leadership, the Communist Party insisted that he was politically accountable for infractions and the misbehaviour of many officials who worked for him.
- Criminal charges have been brought against the two former deputy prime ministers, two ministers, and other officials in the nation.
Nguyen Phu Trong, the party’s hard-line general secretary, is reportedly strengthening his power by removing top officials who are viewed as being more pro-Western and pro-business. Last year, Trong received an unusual third term.
Vietnam: Important Takeaways
- Vietnam Capital: Hanoi
- Vietnam Currency: Vietnamese Dong