Vietnam Parliament to Hold Special Meeting After Leader Resigned

(Bloomberg) — Vietnam’s National Assembly will convene Thursday afternoon for a special meeting to discuss personnel issues after its chairman resigned last week.

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The Communist Party Central Committee accepted the resignation of Vuong Dinh Hue April 26, days after his assistant was detained in relation to a corruption probe.

The parliament’s standing committee called the meeting, according to a statement on the National Assembly’s website. It did not provide more details.

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The National Assembly is authorized to vote on resignations of high-ranking officials, such as its chairman.

Hue’s departure comes amid an anti-graft crackdown that saw the police detain his assistant over a probe into a builder accused of allegedly offering bribes.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has spearheaded an anti-corruption campaign that last year ensnared at least 459 Communist Party members, as well as business executives. In April, a property tycoon was sentenced to death over corruption.

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In March, Vo Van Thuong resigned as president — the second to do so in 14 months — over unspecified violations.

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