Vietnam Signals Leadership Shift as Premier's Prospects Fade

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  • Reform-minded Dung fails to get party chief nod, report says
  • Dung now seeking post on powerful party central committee

Nguyen Phu Trong.

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Vietnam’s exiting prime minister is struggling in his bid to become Communist Party chief, raising doubts about how much the new leadership will advance his efforts to reform bloated state-owned enterprises and open the country to foreign investors.

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