President of Vietnam resigns


Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has submitted his resignation after the ruling Communist Party found him responsible for violations and wrongdoing of numerous officials under him. Phuc, 68, a former prime minister, has held the largely ceremonial position for less than two years. Vietnam has no paramount ruler and is officially led by four “pillars”: the powerful party’s secretary, the president, the prime minister and the chair of the parliament.