Prime Minister nominates 26 cabinet members

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Re-elected Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung nominated four deputy prime ministers, 18 ministers and four chiefs of ministerial-level agencies at the 13rd National Assembly session in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Accordingly, the government cabinet of the 13rd term will have 27 members, one less than the previous term.

Two of the four nominated deputy PMs are incumbents -- Hoang Trung Hai and Nguyen Thien Nhan while the two new faces are Chief of the Government Office Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Finance Minister Vu Van Ninh.

All four nominated deputy PMs are under 60 years old, with Hai being the youngest at 52.

They will take charge of economics and rural development, production, culture, education, science-technology, home affairs and anti-corruption efforts.

In the previous term, the government had five deputy PMs.

Of the 22 nominated ministers and chiefs of ministerial-level agencies, seven are incumbents.

The youngest is 48-year-old Vu Duc Dam, Party chief of Quang Ninh Province and nominated to be chief of the Government Office, and the oldest is Minister of National Defense Phung Quang Thanh, 62, nominated to retain his post.

Two of the 22 nominees are female Pham Thi Hai Chuyen and Nguyen Thi Kim Tien who were nominated to be Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and Minister of Health, respectively.

The National Assembly will vote for the 26 cabinet members tomorrow. The same day, PM Dung will deliver his inaugural address.

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