Vo Van Thuong elected as new President of Vietnam

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Vo Van Thuong, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), was elected as the country's new President by the National Assembly of Vietnam.

Overview of the news

  • Thuong's election came after the sudden resignation of the previous president, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

  • Thuong is the youngest member of the party's Politburo, the country's top decision-making body.

About Vo Van Thuong

  • Thuong began his political career in 1993.

  • In 2003, Thuong became secretary of the Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Thuong was elected as a member of the SPV Central Committee for the third time in 2021 and became a member of the Politburo for the second time.

About Vietnam 

  • It lies in South East Asia and it is a member of Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN)

  • Capital: Hanoi

  • Currency: Dong

  • President: Vo Van Thuong

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