New chairman for National Assembly appointed

March 31, 2021 | 14:53
Vietnam has appointed a new chairman for its National Assembly (NA), with the expectations to drive the country’s legislative body forward with better laws.

Politburo member, Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue has been elected as the new Chair of the 15th tenure of the National Assembly and the National Election Council.

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Newly-elected National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue being sworn in before the legislative body, constituents, and the entire NA

Replacing former 66-year-old NA chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Hue (64) received 100 per cent of the votes from the 473 NA deputies in the morning of April as part of the 11th session of the 14th-tenure legislature.

He vowed to be “absolutely faithful to the country, to the people, and to the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”, and to do his “utmost to accomplish all tasks assigned by the Party, the state, and the people.”

After undertaking the new role, Hue has begun chairing the session scheduled to be ended on April 8.

Hue, who is a professor of economics, was born in the central province of Nghe An and began his career as a lecturer at the Hanoi Finance and Accounting University in the late 70s-mid-80s. He then studied abroad at the University of Economics in Bratislava city of Slovakia during 1986-1990. He returned as a lecturer and became the vice director of the Hanoi Finance and Accounting University in 1999.

Since being admitted to the Party Central Committee in 2006, he has held various high-ranking positions such as state auditor general (2006-2011), minister of finance (2011-2013), head of the Central Economic Commission (December 2012-April 2016), deputy prime minister (2016-2020), and then secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee since February 2020.

The NA will elect the new state president and vice state president, and the new prime minister, deputy prime ministers, and new ministers, as well as other government members. After the election, the new state president and the new prime minister will make their oaths before the NA, constituents, and the public.

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