ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Vietnam's President Phuc dismissed amid Trong's anti-graft drive

Observers look at whether swift succession will help avoid intraparty struggle

General Secretary of Vietnamese Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong, right bottom, and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left bottom, attend a ceremony of the national congress of the party in Hanoi on Feb. 1, 2021.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam's parliament held an extraordinary session on Wednesday and formally approved the resignation of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, state media reported, following a similar decision by the Communist Party's Central Committee on Tuesday.

The session is also expected to have covered Phuc's successor, with party chief Nguyen Phu Trong seen as among the candidates and such a move would consolidate his power base. But state media reported that Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan was named to take on the role of president on an interim basis.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more