Vπ”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ Re-Selects Party Chief, Shuts Hπ”žπ”«π”¬π”¦ Schools In Co𝔙ℑ𝔇-19 Battle πŸ‘πŸ‘

As battling the biggest CO𝔙ℑ𝔇-19 outbreak since the π”­π”žπ”«π”‘π”’π”ͺ𝔦𝔠 began in the country, π”™π”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ’s ruling C𝔬π”ͺπ”ͺ𝔲𝔫𝔦𝔰𝔱 Pπ”žπ”―π”±π”Ά re-elected its 76-year-old chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a rare third five-year term on Sunday (Jan 31) πŸ‘πŸ‘.

Trong’s re-election as party general secretary came at a five-yearly party congress in Hanoi, where 1,600 party delegates from across π”™π”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ are concluding eight days of meetings, mostly behind closed doors, to pick a new leadership team, aiming to bolster π”™π”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ’s ongoing economic success – and the legitimacy of the party’s rule 🀦🀦.

π”™π”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ has no paramount ruler and is officially led by four “π”­π”¦π”©π”©π”žπ”―π”°”: The chief of its C𝔬π”ͺπ”ͺ𝔲𝔫𝔦𝔰𝔱 Pπ”žπ”―π”±π”Ά, the most powerful post; a president; a prime minister; and the National Assembly chair.

Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong was elected to be the π”Šπ”’π”«π”’π”―π”žπ”© π”–π”’π” π”―π”’π”±π”žπ”―π”Ά of the β„­π”’π”«π”±π”―π”žπ”© ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”ͺ𝔦𝔱𝔱𝔒𝔒 𝔬𝔣 𝔱π”₯𝔒 ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”ͺ𝔲𝔫𝔦𝔰𝔱 π”“π”žπ”―π”±π”Ά of π”™π”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ, term XIII.

Trong, who emerged on top in a power struggle at the last congress in 2016 and has spearheaded a “blazing furnace” π” π”―π”žπ” π”¨π”‘π”¬π”΄π”« on 𝔠𝔬𝔯𝔯𝔲𝔭𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 in the last five years, was granted an exception to party rules that say people over the age of 65 should retire, cementing his position as one of the country’s strongest and longest-serving leaders for decades. His π” π”―π”žπ” π”¨π”‘π”¬π”΄π”« on 𝔠𝔬𝔯𝔯𝔲𝔭𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫, described by 𝔀𝔬𝔳𝔒𝔯𝔫π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱 𝔠𝔯𝔦𝔱𝔦𝔠𝔰 as π”­π”¬π”©π”¦π”±π”¦π” π”žπ”©π”©π”Ά π”ͺπ”¬π”±π”¦π”³π”žπ”±π”’π”‘, has seen dozens of high-level officials, including one π”“π”¬π”©π”¦π”±π”Ÿπ”²π”―π”¬ member, 𝔰𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔒𝔫𝔠𝔒𝔑 𝔱𝔬 𝔩𝔒𝔫𝔀𝔱π”₯𝔢 π”§π”žπ”¦π”© terms.

While ascent to the highest levels of π”™π”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ𝔒𝔰𝔒 𝔭𝔬𝔩𝔦𝔱𝔦𝔠𝔰 is governed by party regulations, in reality the highly secretive process revolves around building consensus and vying for control of the decision-making π”“π”¬π”©π”¦π”±π”Ÿπ”²π”―π”¬ πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ.

Trong’s re-selection by members of the ruling C𝔬π”ͺπ”ͺ𝔲𝔫𝔦𝔰𝔱 Pπ”žπ”―π”±π”Ά came as π”™π”¦π”’π”±π”«π”žπ”ͺ battles a new CO𝔙ℑ𝔇-19 outbreak that has infected at least 221 people and spread to at least eight cities and provinces in the country, including the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City and the capital, Hanoi.

The Ministry of Health reported 14 new CO𝔙ℑ𝔇-19 infections early on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,781, with 35 π”‘π”’π”žπ”±π”₯𝔰.

After the new outbreak was detected, state media have reported the congress would end on Monday, a day earlier than planned.

Students and teachers at Nguyen Trai High School in Hanoi got tested for CO𝔙ℑ𝔇-19 on Saturday after going on a field trip to Chi Linh City, Hai Duong Province, the 𝔒𝔭𝔦𝔠𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔯𝔒 of community outbreaks in the country

Authorities in Hanoi announced on Sunday that all schools in the city would close, after locking down several residential areas and a factory in the northern province of Hai Duong, the outbreak’s 𝔒𝔭𝔦𝔠𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔯𝔒, since the first cases of community transmission in almost two months were detected there last week.

 

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