HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has won a majority of the parliamentary vote to become the first-ever chairwoman of Việt Nam’s National Assembly.
In the parliamentary vote that took place today, 472, or 95.5 per cent, of the 481 valid votes elected Ngân, 62, as the chairwoman of the NA and 467 of the 477 valid votes elected her as chairwoman of the National Election Council (NEC).
The politburo member and former NA vice-chairwoman was born in Giồng Trôm District in the southern Bến Tre Province. She has a master’s degree in financial and credit management and a bachelor’s degree in politics. Ngân joined the Communist Party of Việt Nam in 1981.
Yesterday, the NA agreed to let Nguyễn Sinh Hùng step down as chairman of the NA as well as the NEC during a plenary session in Hà Nội.
Of the 473 valid votes, 431 agreed to relieve him of his duties as NA chairman, while 430 approved of his resignation from the post of NEC leader.
The legislature adopted a resolution, dismissing him from the posts, with 454 approval votes (92.11 per cent of the NA deputies).
Later, NA Vice-Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng proposed to nominate candidates for the position of NA head.
The politburo and the party central committee nominated the former NA vice-chairwoman to the post.
Today, the legislative body is scheduled to implement procedures to relieve the president of his duties.
On the morning of April 2, the NA will elect a new president, who will be sworn in on the same day.
The newly elected president will submit a proposal to the NA to relieve the prime minister of his duties on the morning of April 6, and procedures for the dismissal will take place on the afternoon of the same day. The NA will elect a new PM on the morning of April 7. All dismissals and elections of these key leading positions are conducted in the form of secret ballot. —VNS