Buddhist monks pray for late Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday. He was succeeded on Sunday by Vice-President Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thinh. Photo: AFP

Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh becomes first female president of Vietnam

Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh will be the acting president until the National Assembly elects a new leader

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Buddhist monks pray for late Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday. He was succeeded on Sunday by Vice-President Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thinh. Photo: AFP
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