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Vietnam’s NA chairwoman receives highest confidence score from legislators

Vietnam’s NA chairwoman receives highest confidence score from legislators

Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:33 GMT+7
Vietnam’s NA chairwoman receives highest confidence score from legislators
Members of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly cast their vote of confidence during the sixth session in Hanoi on October 25, 2018. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam’s National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has received the highest level of confidence from lawmakers, followed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in a vote held earlier this week.

Members of the lawmaking National Assembly on Thursday conducted a vote of confidence for a total of 48 high-ranking officials as part of the legislature’s sixth session from October 22 to November 21 in Hanoi.

The vote was meant to review the performance of the officials as well as their political qualities, morality, lifestyle, and compliance with the law.    

The delegates decided on their level of confidence toward each official by selecting between low, medium, and high.

NA chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received the highest confidence score from the delegates, with 437 votes of ‘high confidence,’ accounting for 90.1 percent of NA members.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc ranked second with 393 votes of ‘high confidence,’ accounting for 81.03 percent.

Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha scored the lowest level of confidence, receiving ‘low confidence’ ballots from 137 NA deputies, or 28.85 percent.

“I will try to do a better job to meet the expectations of the National Assembly and Vietnamese people in general,” Minister Nha said following the publication of the results. 

A total of 107 delegates, or 22.06 percent of the total lawmakers, also expressed ‘low confidence’ toward Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The.

On the same day, chairwoman of the legislature’s Committee for Judicial Affairs Le Thi Nga brought forth for discussion a report on the verification and amendment of the revised Anti-Corruption Law .

They also mulled a draft Law on Protection of State Secrets. 

The legislators are scheduled to review the country’s socio-economic development during the 2016-18 period and discuss a developmental plan for 2019.   

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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