Parliament approves Trương Tấn Sang’s relief of Presidency

April, 01/2016 - 09:00

The National Assembly (NA) agreed to relieve Trương Tấn Sang of the Presidency through secret ballot in the afternoon yesterday.

The National Assembly (NA) agreed to relieve Trương Tấn Sang of the Presidency by secret ballot yesterday afternoon. — Photo VNA

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — The National Assembly (NA) agreed to relieve Trương Tấn Sang of the Presidency by secret ballot yesterday afternoon. Out of 473 valid votes, 447 - or 90.49 percent of all NA deputies - agreed to let him leave office. 458 of the 459 lawmakers casting votes - 92.71 percent of all deputies - approved a resolution dismissing him from the State leader position.
The resolution is valid after a new President is elected.
At the plenum, General Trần Đại Quang, a Politburo member and the Minister of Public Security, was nominated for the Presidency. Quang was born on October 12, 1956 and currently serves as a NA deputy.
The new President will be elected by secret ballot tomorrow.

The National Assembly deputies also continued their plenary session in Haø Noäi yesterday.

Newly-elected NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân was sworn in. The top legislator reported on nominations for the Presidential post. Legislators divided up into groups to discuss a list of promising candidates for the position of President.
As scheduled, today the NA will discuss the outcomes of the 2011-2015 socioeconomic development tasks, socioeconomic development, and land use plans for 2016-2020. The meeting will be broadcast live nationwide. — VNS

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