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Truong Thi Mai resigns, General Luong Cuong takes over as Party’s permanent secretary

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Party Central Committee has relieved Truong Thi Mai from her positions as a Politburo member and a member of the Party Central Committee (PCC), and chosen General Luong Cuong, a Politburo member, to replace Mai as permanent secretary of the Party Central Committee.

The decisions were made at the 9th plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee which started this morning, May 16.

According to the Central Inspection Committee, during her term of office as a Politburo member, a member of the Party Secretariat, and head of the Mass Mobilization Commission of the PCC, Mai breached the regulations on the don’ts for Party members and the guidelines for Party members to act as role models.

Based on the current Party and State regulations and considering Mai’s request for resignation, the PCC agreed to relieve her from her positions as a Politburo member and a member of the 13th PCC.

Mai was first elected to the PCC in 2006. Later, she was elected by the National Assembly as a member of the National Assembly Standing Committee, serving as chairwoman of the Committee on Social Affairs for two terms from 2007 to 2016.

Truong Thi Mai – PHOTO: VNA

From 2016 to 2021, Mai was re-elected to the PCC and elected to the Politburo and the Party Secretariat, taking on the posts of head of the Mass Mobilization Commission of the PCC and later head of the Organization Commission of the PCC.

On March 6, 2023, Mai was picked by the Politburo as permanent member of the Secretariat of the PCC.

General Luong Cuong, chief of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, was picked by the Politburo to replace Truong Thi Mai as permanent member of the PCC Secretariat.

General Cuong, a 67-year-old native of Phu Tho Province, is a member of the 11th, 12th, and 13th Central Committees, a Party secretary of the 12th Party Central Committee, and a Politburo member.

In 2011, Cuong held the post of deputy head of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, and five years later, he assumed the role of head of the General Political Department.

In January 2019, he was promoted to general by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.

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