Vietnamese parliament to elect top state leaders in next session


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Hanoi [Vietnam], July 17 (ANI / Xinhua): Vietnam’s 15th National Assembly (NA), the country’s highest legislature, will meet for its inaugural session July 20-31, focusing on decisions regarding high-ranking personnel of the state apparatus, an official said on Saturday.

Bui Van Cuong, secretary general of the NA, made the remarks during a press conference held here regarding the agenda for the session.

During the session, Vietnamese lawmakers will spend three working days reviewing and deciding on 50 high-ranking positions in the state apparatus, Cuong said.

In particular, the NA will elect the President of the NA, the President of the State, the Prime Minister and the Vice President of the State from among other senior positions, and will decide on the number of cabinet members and will approve nominations for these positions.

At the last session of the 14th NA at the end of March, lawmakers elected Vuong Dinh Hue as NA president, Nguyen Xuan Phuc as state president, and Pham Minh Chinh as prime minister, among other personnel decisions.

During the next session, the NA will also consider important reports, including the five-year socio-economic development plan of the country, the five-year financial plan and the medium-term public investment plan for the period 2021-2025.

Compared to a previous plan, the duration of the session will be shortened by five days to ensure maximum safety for participants amid the complicated development of COVID-19 in the country, Cuong said.

On May 23, Vietnam held general elections in which 499 deputies to the 15th NA, the country’s parliament for the 2021-2026 term, were elected. (ANI / Xinhua)


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