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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies, leaving a power vacuum

Sep 22, 2018 - The Washington Post

HONG KONG - Vietnam's president, Tran Dai Quang, one of the three most powerful leaders in the country despite his largely ceremonial role, died Friday at age 61, according to state media.

Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi after "utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign doctors and professors," said an announcement on state media. It did not elaborate on his illness or the specific cause of his death.

His death opens up a power vacuum in the communist country, ...