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National Assembly has two new Vice Chairmen

Update: April, 05/2016 - 11:00
National Assembly chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân presents flowers congratulating newly-elected NA vice chairmen Đỗ Bá Tỵ (right) and Phùng Quốc Hiển. — VNA/VNS Photo Quỳnh Hoa

HÀ NỘI – Đỗ Bá Tỵ and Phùng Quốc Hiển have been elected Vice Chairmen of the 13th National Assembly (NA), according to the voting results announced this morning.

General Tỵ, who is a member of the Party Central Committee, the Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence, was voted into the post by 459 or 92.91 per cent of the total NA deputies.

With the support of 433 or 87.65 per cent of the NA deputies, the position was also assigned to Hiển, who is a member of the Party Central Committee, a member of the NA Standing Committee and the former Chairman of the NA’s Committee for Financial and Budgetary Affairs.

The parliament also passed a resolution on the election of the Vice Chairmen with 90.49 per cent approving. The new Vice Chairmen took up the post immediately after the adoption of the resolution.

Tỵ and Hiển replace Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, who is now the top legislator, and Huỳnh Ngọc Sơn, relieved from the Vice Chairman duty on April 2.

The results of the election of new members of the 13th NA’s Standing Committee were also announced this morning, with seven persons voted into the committee. A resolution on the election was adopted after the announcement of the election outcomes, and it took effect immediately.

The discharge and election of some senior officials are part of the agenda of the 11th and also the last session of the 13th NA. — VNS

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