Update: 09:16 | 23/10/2018
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong has been recommended by the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee for the legislators to vote as State President for the 2016-2021 tenure.
While presenting the NA Standing Committee’s proposal during the legislature’s plenum on October 22, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the vote is based on Article 74 of the 2013 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Article 8 of the law No.57/2014/QH2013 on the organisation of the NA; Article 31 of the rules on NA sessions; and point 4 of Resolution No.34, dated October 6, 2018 of the eighth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (C) and NA deputies at the opening of the 14th NA’s sixth session in Hanoi on October 22. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh).
The NA will also approve the removal of Truong Minh Tuan from the post of Minister of Information and Communications, and consider the appointment of a new minister.
NA Chairwoman Ngan suggested the lawmakers to meticulously study relevant personnel documents in order to cast informed votes.