Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung leaves office

By Thai Son, Thanh Nien News

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung officially stepped down from the position in a National Assembly session on Wednesday. Photo: Thai Son Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung officially stepped down from the position in a National Assembly session on Wednesday. Photo: Thai Son

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung officially stepped down from the position after concluding two five-year terms in a National Assembly session on Wednesday.
The legislators mulled over the dismissal of Dung from the Government leader position after a proposal to relieve him submitted by President Tran Dai Quang.
With 418 approval votes, or 84 percent of votes, legislators dismissed the 66-year-old PM from his post.
“Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung has fulfilled all his tasks during his terms,” President Tran Dai Quang said in the session.
Some NA deputies praised Dung for his success in stabilizing the macro economy, fighting inflation and ensuring the economic growth rate.
NA deputy Vo Thi Hong Thoai said she was impressed with the PM’s expressions about the government’s determination to protect the country’s sovereignty over seas and islands.
Some deputies pointed out that the biggest shortcomings of Dung’s government are overspending, high public debts, corruption and squander.
The same day, the Communist party nominated Nguyen Xuan Phuc, currently deputy PM, to replace Dung.
Lawmakers will vote on the nomination on Thursday morning.
Also on Wednesday, the NA approved several laws, including the Law on Access to Information; the revised Law on Pharmaceuticals;and the revised Law on Import Duty and Export Duty.



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