Fewer independent candidates than before are standing in an election in Vietnam on Sunday to a largely rubber-stamp legislature that is dominated by the Communist Party but which has taken on a growing role in discussing social issues.
The May 23 election is designed to affix a rubber stamp to the Vietnamese Communist Party’s monopoly on political power.
What does the election of two top generals to the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam mean for the country’s political, economic and foreign policy prospects? The Vietnam People’s Army has also deepened its influence through significant business interests,…
On April 5, Vietnam’s national assembly elected and confirmed Pham Minh Chinh as its new Prime Minister, thereby quickly establishing its leadership team at a critical juncture.
The selection of a career security official suggests a continuation of the Party’s hard line on corruption and dissent.
Promotion of Chinh to prime minister signals closer watch on speech in cyberspace
Ex-Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says he is ‘lucky and honoured’ to be appointed president.
The building highlights Vietnam’s desire to prevent Laos from spiraling off into China’s orbit.
Vietnam’s new president and prime minister are expected to take their oath of office on April 2 and 5 after being elected by the National Assembly.
The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) concluded on 1 February in Hanoi. Four notable developments emerged that will play a role in shaping the future of Vietnamese domestic politics.
‘Di bat bien, ung van bien’ — a phrase evoked by Ho Chi Minh in 1946 — is the Vietnamese rendering of a Chinese maxim which may be translated ‘to respond to the changing with the unchanging’. This could sum…
Conservative decisions and an aging leadership don’t bode well.
His reappointment for a third term will help Vietnam hold fast to its current political and economic trajectory.
The outcome reflects a considerable degree of caution, and a desire to balance the party’s internal factions.
Vietnam’s Communist Party re-elected Nguyen Phu Trong signaled the country would continue its push for strong economic growth and maintain its tough anti-corruption campaign after he was granted a rare third term in office.
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party has re-elected its 76-year-old chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a rare third five-year term.
Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief, has been nominated for a rare third term, a Party official said, according to several state media articles that were published on Wednesday then subsequently amended, removing the comments.
Vietnam’s Communist Party congress has gathered this week to select new leaders and outline policies for the next five years.
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong hailed booming economic development and containment of the COVID-19 pandemic as major achievements on Tuesday as he presided over the opening of a key party congress in Hanoi.
‘Politics is the art of the possible’. Attributed to Prussian Otto Von Bismarck, this famous dictum implies that politicians sometimes must compromise with one another to reach solutions acceptable to all parties involved.
Dissidents sent to prison amid preparations for key political event
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party gathers for a congress next week that will help shape the country’s global role for the next five years, selecting new leaders and setting policy as tensions bubble with Beijing and Joe Biden settles in at…
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) will convene its 13th Congress between 25 January and 2 February 2021, selecting the nation’s next general secretary.
A typical uncertainty surrounds five-yearly contest after ruling party failed to narrow field of contenders
Politicking is in overdrive as aging conservative and younger reformist factions vie for communist nation’s leadership
Jitters are setting in as the Vietnamese Communist Party prepares for the country’s paramount political event.