That is why the president of Vietnam had to leave power after one year

Last Updated on March 23, 2024 4:14 am

Vietnam’s President Vo Van Thung has resigned after more than a year due to his involvement in corruption. The country’s parliament approved his resignation on Thursday.

In a statement after a meeting of the country’s ruling Communist Party on Wednesday, the government said he had broken party rules and negatively damaged the party’s image.

The BBC says Vo Van Thung is believed to have resigned because of his involvement in a corruption scandal in his home province. He was appointed last year to replace another president who was forced to resign due to corruption.

Basically, the leadership of Vietnam’s ruling party has prioritized corruption as a problem that they believe needs to be addressed. Leadership transitions in Vietnam are usually carefully planned and controlled.

So losing two presidents in just one year and both resigning due to corruption scandals shows that it is becoming difficult for the Communist Party to deal with corruption in the country’s fast growing economy.

Vietnam had been going through a long period of stability and political transition management. This latest move is being taken as a drive against corruption in the political arena. However, in these activities, the signs of the unilateral power of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Throng are clearly visible. Last January, Thuong’s predecessor, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, was suddenly forced to step down.

Several of Vietnam’s top businessmen are on trial for fraud and corruption, and one of them could face the death penalty for a $12.5 billion bond scam.

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