05.04.2021, 09:31

Nguyen Xuan Phuc named State President

Nguyen Xuan Phuc named State President

Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Pham Minh Chinh - PHOTO: PLO

HCMC – The National Assembly (NA) held a secret ballot to vote for the new State President this morning, April 5, naming former Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the new Head of State.

The NA’s Standing Committee had earlier introduced Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who was relieved from the post of prime minister on April 2, as the candidate for the post of State President, the local media reported.

This morning, after the NA approved a resolution with an endorsement rate of 97.5% on the election of the new State President, Phuc took an oath of allegiance before the NA and the people, local media reported.

The new State President will later introduce a candidate to the post of prime minister. Earlier, Pham Minh Chinh, head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Organization, had been introduced as candidate for the post of NA deputy in the Government force.

The NA will approve a resolution on the election of the new prime minister who will take an oath of office this afternoon.