Newly-elected State President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Politburo member of the 13th tenure and a deputy of the 14th legislature, as State President for the 2016-2021 term on April 5 morning, during the 14th legislature’s 11th sitting.
With 468 approval votes by all deputies present, or 97.5 per cent of the total NA deputies, the legislature passed a resolution on the election.
The resolution came into force right after it won the approval of the NA.
President Phuc was born on July 20, 1954 in the central province of Quảng Nam. He was Politburo member of the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, and NA deputy of the 11th, 13th and 14th tenures. — VNS