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Vietnam parliament elects new chairman

Vietnam parliament elects new chairman

Monday, May 20, 2024, 15:52 GMT+7
Vietnam parliament elects new chairman
Newly-elected Chairman of Vietnam's National Assembly Tran Thanh Man. Photo: Gia Han / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam's National Assembly on Monday elected Tran Thanh Man as its new chairman.

Born in 1962 in the southern province of Hau Giang, Man, who had served as vice-chairman of the country’s law-making National Assembly in April 2021, replaces Vuong Dinh Hue, who resigned last month over unspecified "violations and shortcomings."

Man, who was backed by all 475 lawmakers present at the house vote, holds a doctorate in economics and had earlier served as chairman of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

He was admitted to the powerful Politburo in 2021.

Man's nomination for the post was announced at the weekend alongside that of a new state president, police minister To Lam, who is expected to be endorsed later this week by the assembly, which is holding a month-long session.

Man told the assembly he will be loyal to the state, the people and the constitution, adding "I will try to fulfil all the tasks assigned by the state and the people."

The Party last week named four new members of the Politburo, the country's top decision-making body.



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