The ruling Community Party of the Vietnam has re-elected its 76 year old General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong for a 3rd 5-year term. Nguyen Phu Trong is serving the post since the 2011. He was granted an exemption to contest in the election, though he was above the age limit of 65. The General Secretary of the Community Party is the highest office within the Communist Party of Vietnam. Trong also holds the position of the President of Vietnam since 2018.
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has a communist government, which means that the country does not have a single strongman at the apex. There are 4 main leaders that collectively run the show which includes: The Communist Party general secretary, Prime Minister, President and the chair of the National Assembly.
Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected as a Chief of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected as a Chief of Vietnam