Vietnam: President resigns after being blamed for officials’ wrongdoing

Source: NBC News

“Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has submitted his resignation after the ruling Communist Party found him responsible for violations and wrongdoing of numerous officials under him, the country’s official news agency said on Tuesday. Phuc, 68, a former prime minister, has held the largely ceremonial position for less than two years. It was not immediately clear who would replace him. … There was widespread speculation about Phuc’s resignation following January’s dismissals of two deputy prime ministers, who were working under him when he led the government. To become effective, Phuc’s resignation requires approval from the National Assembly. Reuters reported on Monday that the legislature would hold a rare extraordinary meeting this week.” (01/17/23)