Vietnam's Prime Minister re-elected to second term

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Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, was re-elected, Tuesday, to another term after winning 94 percent of the vote at an ongoing National Assembly session.


The 62-year-old from the Mekong Delta's Ca Mau Province served as a member of the Party Central Committee for five consecutive terms. 

Dung also sat on the Politburo and served as a member of the National Assembly for four consecutive terms, each.


Before being elected to the post of Prime Minister, Dung served as the Deputy Minister of Public Security, head of the Central Economy Committee and Deputy Prime Minister.


He was also the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam between 1998 and 1999.


Newly-elected President Truong Tan Sang also won approval for three additional nominations, on Tuesday.


Nguyen Thi Doan, 60, was re-elected as the Vice President and Truong Hoa Binh, 56, was also appointed to serve as the leading judge of the Supreme People's Court for another term.


Nguyen Hoa Binh, 53, a member of the Party Central Committee, was elected to head the Supreme People's Procuracy--the nation's highest prosecutorial office.


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