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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Forty Nine - 02 March 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Forty Nine - 02 March 2023 - Page 3

Vietnam’s new president is nominated: Sources

Vietnam’s Communist Party has nominated Vo Van Thuong as the country’s new president, two party sources said on Wednesday, following the sudden forced resignation in January of his predecessor as part of a sweeping anti-corruption campaign.
Thuong, 52, is the youngest member of the party’s Politburo, the country’s top decision-making body, and is widely regarded as being close to General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam’s most powerful figure, Reuters wrote.
Trong is the main architect of the party’s “blazing furnace” crackdown on graft, under which hundreds of officials have been investigated and many forced to quit, including former president Nguyen Xuan Phuc and two deputy prime ministers.
Thuong’s nomination by the party’s Central Committee upholds an earlier decision by the Politburo and will need approval by the rubber-stamp National Assembly, which is due to hold an extraordinary session on Thursday and a formal sitting in May.
Both the government and Communist Party said on Wednesday the party’s Central Committee had agreed on a nomination for president, without naming the candidate.


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