Vietnam elects new President; PM nominated for another term

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Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Party's Central Committee, was Monday elected State President by the 13rd National Assembly, winning 97.4 percent of votes from NA deputies.

Sang, 62, who was nominated by the 13rd National Assembly Standing Committee, will take on the post currently held by Nguyen Minh Triet.

Of the 496 NA deputies, 487 voted "˜yes' for Sang to be the ninth President of the country.

On Monday afternoon, the new State President read a nomination list for the NA to vote in a Vice President, Prime Minister, and chiefs of the Supreme People's Procuracy and the Supreme People's Court for the new term.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, 62, was nominated for a second term to the post.

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, 60, and chief of the Supreme People's Court, Truong Hoa Binh, 56, were also nominated to remain in their current posts.

Nguyen Hoa Binh, Party Secretary of Quang Ngai Province, was nominated to be chief of the Supreme People's Procuracy, replacing Tran Quoc Vuong.

Newly elected President Sang hails from the Mekong Delta province of Long An. He has been a NA deputy for four terms, including this one.

He has been a member of the politburo since 1996. He was Party Secretary for Ho Chi Minh City from 1996 to 2000.

He was formerly head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Department and chairman of the HCMC People's Committee.

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