fredag 29. januar 2016

In Vietnam, where politics and daily life rarely mix

Vietnam follows the classic communist doctrine of democratic centralism, whereby the party is the only permitted political player. Once decisions have been made inside the organisation party members are expected to toe the line. Debates are usually resolved before the congress, which holds the highest authority in the party. But that did not happen this time. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made a bold play to win the top job, that of secretary-general of the party. Read more