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