Vietnam deputy PM nominated National Assembly chairman

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Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung was on Friday nominated to be the Chairman of the 13th National Assembly during the assembly's first session.


Nguyen Phu Trong, Party General Secretary and current Chairman of the National Assembly, announced the nomination on behalf of the assembly's Standing Committee, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.


Hung, 65, has been an NA deputy for 14 consecutive years and member of Party Central Committee for four consecutive terms, news website VnExpress said.


Before becoming the Deputy PM, Hung, who holds a doctorate degree in economics, had served as head of the State Treasury, then as the Deputy Minister and Minister of Finance.


Nominations for the four deputy chairpersons include three incumbents: Tong Thi Phong, Uong Chu Luu and Huynh Ngoc Son. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, is the fourth nominee.


Nguyen Van Hien, former head judge of the Supreme People's Court and Nguyen Van Giau, governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, were nominated into the NA Standing Committee for the first time.


Official results on the new NA personnel would be announced by the end of Saturday.


Trong said that the nomination list has tried to strike a balance between old and new faces, social and economic sections, as well as regions.


The first session of the 13th National Assembly started Thursday and is set to close on August 6.


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