Communist and post-Communist oppression Vietnam | 14 May 2024

Vietnam: Political resignations galore

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As if the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was not already in enough political turmoil following the resignation of President Vo Van Thuong in March (WWR, 25 April 2024), now the National Assembly Chair Vuong Dinh Hue has also stepped down (AP News, 26 April 2024).


World Watch Research analyst Thomas Muller comments: “Again, this new resignation seems to be related to corruption and adds to the growing list of top politicians resigning on such grounds. The National Assembly Chair is the fourth highest political post in the country and his departure will only add to the growing lack of trust many citizens have in the CPV. Although it is most likely that not much is about to change politically and the positions will be filled temporarily until the next Party Congress in 2026, such resignations add to the Communist Party’s paranoia and need for tightening control in general. This will also be felt by the Christian minority, even more so where they belong to ethnic minorities.”


Thomas Muller adds: “The CPV has added a new instrument for potentially tightening control by making iris scans obligatory for the country’s newly issued ID cards. As set out in the 2023 Law on Identification, which comes into effect on 1 July 2024, these scans and other biometric specifics will be integrated into the national population database under the management of the Ministry of Public Security (The Vietnamese, 22 April 2024).”


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