Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong resigns after just over a year

Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong steps down amidst anti-corruption crackdown
Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong
Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong

Hanoi | Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong resigned after a little over a year in the position, state media VN Express reported.

His resignation takes place amid an intense anti-corruption campaign that has hit the highest echelons of the Communist Party.

Thuong, 54, became president in March 2023, two months after his predecessor Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned to take “political responsibility” for corruption scandals during the pandemic. He was the youngest president since modern day Vietnam emerged from war in the mid-1970s.

The position of president in Vietnam is largely ceremonial and ranks third in the country's political hierarchy.

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