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Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61


ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 21/09/2018 13:23 PM
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New Delhi, Sep 21: Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam passed away at the age of 61 on Friday after an illness. He was one of the country’s top three leaders.


Vietnam Television reported that Quang took his last breath in a military hospital in Hanoi from a “serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors.”


Quang was appointed as the President in April 2016.  Before swearing in as the President, he served for Minister of Public Security. The department had broad powers and authority to the intelligence and safeguard the country from domestic and international threats.


The Presidency of Vietnam is largely ceremonial because Vietnam is officially led by the President, Prime Minister and the Communist party chief.
 
Vietnam has no paramount ruler and is officially led by the president, prime minister and Communist Party chief. Experts say the presidency is largely ceremonial.

Quang rose through party member to become a political leader and a member of the Politburo.

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