Vietnam's General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong pictured at the ruling Communist Party’s 13th National Congress on Tuesday. Photo: VNA Handout via Reuters
Vietnam's General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong pictured at the ruling Communist Party’s 13th National Congress on Tuesday. Photo: VNA Handout via Reuters
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Vietnam re-elects Nguyen Phu Trong as Communist Party chief for third time after secretive Congress

  • Trong, a 76-year-old pro-China conservative who is rumoured to be in poor health, was given the nod after a week of closed-door talks
  • His re-election is a boost for the high-profile anti-corruption campaign he spearheaded, which has swept through the party, police and armed forces

Vietnam's General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong pictured at the ruling Communist Party’s 13th National Congress on Tuesday. Photo: VNA Handout via Reuters
Vietnam's General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong pictured at the ruling Communist Party’s 13th National Congress on Tuesday. Photo: VNA Handout via Reuters
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