|Trần Đại Quang was sworn into office this afternoon, officially becoming the President of the Việt Nam for the next five years.— VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Trần Đại Quang was sworn into office this afternoon, officially becoming the President of the Việt Nam for the next five years.
The swearing-in ceremony took place soon after the voting result came in, of which 485 out of 487 members of the newly-elected National Assembly voted for Trần Đại Quang to become the next President.
"Standing under the honourary national flag, in front of the National Assembly, the citizens and voters of the country, I, President of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, swear to uphold absolute loyalty to the country, to the people, and to the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam," Quang stated.
The 60-year-old Quang was first voted to be President on April 2 this year to replace his predecessor Trương Tấn Sang in the last two months of Sang’s term.
President Trần Đại Quang comes from the northern province of Ninh Bình and spent most of his career in the Ministry of Public Security. He became the Minister of Public Security in 2011 through to 2016. — VNS