Vietnam ruling Communist Party chief Trong re-elected for third term

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, has been re-elected for a rare third five-year term, state media reported on Sunday, cementing his position as one of the country’s strongest and longest-serving leaders for decades. Trong, who emerged on top in a power struggle at the last congress in 2016 and has spearheaded a “blazing furnace” crackdown on corruption in the last five years, was granted an exception to party rules which say people over the age of 65 should retire. “Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong was elected to be the General Secretary of the Central Com…

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