The Communist Party of Vietnam has re-elected Nguyen Fu Trang as its chief on Sunday. With this, Trang has become the most powerful leader in the country and this will be his third term for five years. Due to Corona, the time of the 13th National Party Congress, which ended on Tuesday in Hanoi, was reduced by one day and due to this the voting was also held a day before the scheduled period.
Fu Trong will have a third term for five years, polling a day earlier
Vietnam is a party communist nation, so party leaders almost automatically get the leadership of the government although there can be discussion in party bodies and legislature. During the process which started at the grassroots level in the party, 1,587 delegates were selected in the Congress. The 200-member Central Committee elected Trang as the General Secretary and the head of the 18-member Politburo which is the party’s apex body.
Congress representatives elected the committee which voted for membership of the Politburo. The ranking of the Politburo members is decided in the voting, which determines who will get the top four posts – Communist Party General Secretary, President, Prime Minister and President of National Assembly. Of these, the post of general secretary is the most powerful.