Interview: Analyst Sees ‘Continuity’ in Vietnam As Party Chief Becomes President

Phnom Penh — The National Assembly in Vietnam is set to convene on Monday to vote in Communist Party of Vietnam Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to succeed Tran Dai Quang who died last month, as president.

Observers say the development will consolidate the power of an already-influential party chief. VOA Khmer’s Aun Chhengpor spoke with Vietnam expert Le Hong Hiep, research fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, to discuss the dynamics of this transition.

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