|Newly-elected President Trần Đại Quang takes oaths during the swearing-in ceremony today. – VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất|
HÀ NỘI – New President Trần Đại Quang was sworn into office this morning after 91.5 per cent of the total National Assembly (NA) deputies elected him to the position by secret ballot.
Quang, who is a Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, was born on October 12, 1956, and currently serves as a deputy of the 13th parliament.
Among the 481 valid votes, 452 (or 91.5 per cent of the total 494 NA deputies) elected him as the President.
A resolution on the election of the new State leader was also approved by 93.12 per cent of the deputies at the plenary session.
In the following swearing-in, President Trần Đại Quang thanked the lawmakers for voting for him.
He vowed to “absolutely be loyal to the Fatherland, the People and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, and make concerted efforts to fulfill the tasks assigned by the Party, the State and the People”.
He also promised to devote himself to serving the Fatherland and the People, uphold the nation’s glorious traditions, and solidify the national great unity bloc, while adamantly and persistently protecting the country’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.
He will also push forward with comprehensive reforms and raising Việt Nam’s stature and prestige in the international arena, so as to help ensure peace, national independence, democracy, and social progress in the world, the leader added.
At the ceremony, the newly-elected NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and former President Trương Tấn Sang congratulated Trần Đại Quang on his election. – VNS