This paper argues that while there was a large leadership turnover at the 10th Vietnamese Communist Party Congress in April 2006, the wait continues for younger leaders to emerge. The congress showed increased intraparty democracy. The willingness to go beyond regional distribution of power in the selection of top leaders was remarkable.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.