VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT RESIGNS AMID MAJOR GRAFT PURGE

Vietnam’s President, Vo Van Thuong has resigned after just one year in the job, the ruling Communist Party announced this as the country mounts a sweeping anti-graft purge.

The party said Thuong was guilty of violations and shortcomings and his resignation was accepted by the central committee.

The 53-year-old’s dramatic fall comes as Vietnam undergoes major political upheaval, with his predecessor forced out in an anti-corruption drive that has seen several ministers fired and top business leaders tried for fraud and corruption.

Fully aware of his responsibility to the Party, State and People, he submitted his resignation from his assigned positions.

The National Assembly will hold an extraordinary session today, Thursday to confirm the resignation.

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