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Vietnam general secretary Trong elected to unprecedented 3rd term

Communist party chief credited with stabilizing state affairs amid COVID pandemic

Vietnam Communist party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong applauds during a party meeting in Hanoi, Jan. 31, 2021. He has been re-elected for another term as the country's de-facto top leader.   © VNA via AP

HANOI -- The Communist Party of Vietnam on Sunday decided to give General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong an unprecedented third five-year term as the nation's top leader.

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