Vietnam’s parliament to elect new president, prime minister next month

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Photo credit: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Photo credit:


Vietnamese legislators are set to elect the country's new prime minister in a secret ballot on April 7 during a National Assembly session. 
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is expected to have a speech to conclude his term on April 6 before officially stepping down from the position on the same day, local media reported.
The National Assembly is also scheduled to elect its new chairperson on March 31 and the country's president on April 2.
For the first time, the new president, the prime minister and the chairperson of National Assembly will be sworn in. Each of them will take an oath pledging allegiance to the nation, the people and the Constitution, local media reported.
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung speaks at a NA session in Hanoi on March 22, 2016. Photo: TTXVN.
In January, the Communist Party nominated Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang for president, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for prime minister and Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan for chairperson of the National Assembly.

The 13th National Assembly (2011-2016) started its last session during its term in Hanoi on Monday. The country will also vote for a new batch of legislators this summer. 

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