Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security, Tu Lam, has been elected as the country’s new president

The Communist Party of Vietnam has appointed Thu Lam, Minister of Public Security, as the country’s new president after his predecessor resigned as part of a wide-ranging anti-corruption purge. The party’s Central Committee approved “the appointment of Comrade Tu Lam, a member of the Politburo and Minister of Public Security, as chairman,” according to the Vietnam News Agency. The general, one of the most influential figures in the country, will receive Parliament’s approval next week to officially take office. On March 21, Vietnam’s parliament approved the removal of the country’s former president, Vu Van Thuong, who had been in office for just over a year, and appointed the heretofore vice president, Vu Thi Anh Xuan, as acting representative until the presidential election. Election of a successor. The day before, Thong (54 years old) announced his resignation from the presidency of the country amid an anti-corruption campaign that affected the party’s leadership, even though the Central Inspection Committee accused him of violating the party’s internal regulations, according to information from the Vietnamese newspaper “Tuoi Tre.” The committee said that this type of stance caused a decline in her popularity with public opinion and harmed the party’s reputation. Thung, whose position is mainly symbolic, took office in March 2023, two months after Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned in the face of several corruption scandals in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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