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Vietnam President resigns as government corruption investigation continues

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced his resignation after a corruption investigation in Vietnam led to the dismissal of multiple ministers.

Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reportedly resigned from his post. The Communist Party of Vietnam terminated Phuc's Presidency, to which he accepted his resignation request, the Presidency of the National Defense and Security Council for the period 2021-2026, the politburo and party committee membership.

In the statement made by the party, it was stated that Phuc decided to resign from his post and retire, and the party accepted the resignation considering the regulations and laws. In the statement, it was stated that Phuc is one of the key leaders of the party and the state, and assumed important duties in the committee and the politburo, and it was emphasized that Phuc served as the prime minister between 2016-2021 and achieved significant successes, especially in the fight against Covid-19.

On the other hand, it was noted that Phuc, as the head of state, was also responsible for the corruption of his two deputy prime ministers and three ministers, which had serious consequences in their duties, and that the said persons were dismissed, and two ministers and several other officials were prosecuted.

Phuc, 69, who served as prime minister in the country during the 2016-2021 period, was elected president in the vote in the National Assembly and took the oath on April 5, 2021.

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