Vietnam’s ‘System Fault’ Fostering Corruption

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Vietnam’s ‘System Fault’ Fostering Corruption

The first half of 2016 saw Vietnam’s fight against corruption gain new momentum. Having consolidated his power after being re-elected as Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong issued resolutions and directives aimed at tightening party members’ ethical conduct. Trong then launched attacks on several high-ranking officials — notably Trinh Xuan […]

Vietnam’s May National Assembly Elections to Test Party Rhetoric

Vietnam’s May National Assembly Elections to Test Party Rhetoric

Vietnam will hold its parliamentary election in May 2016. The three key positions of president, prime minister and chairperson of the National Assembly will all be elected. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of this election is the emerging group of self-nominated candidates. This election see’s around 30 civil society activists running for the Communist […]