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Newsline: Vietnam’s Communist Party ousts top diplomat from Politburo

The Vietnamese Communist Party removed Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, who is in charge of foreign policy, from its Politburo amid an ongoing crackdown on coronavirus-related scandals. (https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Vietnam-s-Communist-Party-ousts-top-diplomat-from-Politburo) It is highly unusual for a member of the Politburo to be ousted from the key decision-making body.

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