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Vietnam re-elects 76-year-old Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong – ABC News

Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party re-elects its 76-year-old chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a rare third five-year term.

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Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party has re-elected its 76-year-old chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a rare third five-year term.

  • In closed-door meetings, party delegates are picking a new leadership team
  • Exceptions to rules can be granted, especially if consensus cannot be reached
  • Mr Trong has built up a power base after a showdown with the former prime minister

Mr Trong was granted an exception to party rules that say people over the age of 65 should retire, cementing his position as one of the country’s…

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