Vietnamese leaders cast ballot to vote on the relief of Nguyen Xuan Phuc (first, left) from the Prime Minister position on April 2 morning (Photo: VNA)
– The National Assembly
approved the relief of Nguyen Xuan Phuc from the Prime Minister position for
the 2016 – 2021 tenure on April 2 morning, part of its ongoing 11th session in
By secret ballot, 446 of the
452 deputies present at the plenary sitting, equivalent to 92.92 percent of the total legislators, voted for the resolution on the
relief, which will take effect when a new PM is elected.
On behalf of the parliament, Chairman Vuong Dinh
Hue thanked Nguyen Xuan Phuc for the latter’s performance over the past years.
On April 1 afternoon, Party General Secretary
and State President Nguyen Phu Trong submitted the relief proposal to the NA,
and legislators later held group discussion about this issue.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc, born on July 20, 1954, is a
Politburo member in the 11th, 12th, and 13th tenures; a member of the Party
Central Committee in the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th tenures; and an NA deputy
in the 11th, 13th, and 14th tenures.
He served as the PM for the 2011 – 2016 tenure
from April to July 2016. He was elected to this post for the 2016 – 2021 tenure
at the first session of the 14th parliament.
At a recent press conference, NA Secretary
General and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc said PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc
was proposed to be elected the President of Vietnam, and that this is the first
time an incumbent PM was nominated for the State Presidency./.