Vietnam prime minister to step down after 10 years in office

HANOI- Vietnam’s prime minister prepared to step down Wednesday after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China. In a formality, the rubber-stamp National Assembly will vote later Wednesday to remove Dung, three months before the end of his term. Dung’s departure was widely expected after he lost a leadership battle during the ruling Communist Party’s congress in January. Dung lost to Nguyen Phu Trong, who was re-elected party general secretary for a second five-year term.



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