JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Party chief of Mekong Delta province named Vietnam’s vice-state president

Party chief of Mekong Delta province named Vietnam’s vice-state president

Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 19:12 GMT+7
Party chief of Mekong Delta province named Vietnam’s vice-state president
This file photo shows Vietnam's newly-elected Vice-State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan.

Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly elected a new vice-state president in a majority vote on Tuesday afternoon.

Vo Thi Anh Xuan, born in 1970 in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, was confirmed as vice-state president following the vote in Hanoi.

Xuan has been secretary of the Party Committee in An Giang, since October 2015.

She has a university degree in chemistry teaching.

She was a high school chemistry teacher before starting her career in politics.

She used to be the deputy chair of the An Giang People’s Committee.

Xuan is the 17th person to have held the vice-state presidency since 1945.

She is one of the five successive women to have assumed office as vice-state president since 1992, when Nguyen Thi Dinh was named the first .

On Tuesday morning, the National Assembly passed a resolution to relieve Xuan’s predecessor, Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh.

Born in 1959 in Quang Nam Province, Thinh had been vice-state president since April 2016.

In the 2016-21 term, she was acting state president from September 23 to October 23, 2018 after then-State President Tran Dai Quang passed away on September 21, 2018.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phuc Trong was elected as state president on October 23, 2018.

On Monday, the legislature voted in Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former prime minister, as state president after his predecessor, Trong, stepped down.

Lawmakers elected Pham Minh Chinh, incumbent chief of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Organization Commission, as Phuc’s successor the same day.

The commission is charged with nominating and approving the appointment of officials across the country.

Vietnam's new legislature chairman, Vuong Dinh Hue, who was then secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, was sworn into office on March 31.

Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung was appointed as Hue's replacement the same day.

Dung received the appointment decision on Saturday last week.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news