Newly-elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers the inauguration speech on April 5 afternoon (Photo: VNA)
National Assembly (NA) adopted a resolution on the election of Pham Minh Chinh
as the Prime Minister for the 2016 – 2021 tenure on April 5 afternoon.
The resolution won over the
support of 462 of the 466 legislators present at the sitting, equivalent to
96.25 percent of the total NA deputies, and took effect immediately after the
Earlier, legislators elected
the new PM by secret ballot.
Pham Minh Chinh, born on
December 10, 1958, is a member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, a Politburo member in the 12th and 13th tenures,
Secretary of the Party Central Committee in the 12th tenure,
Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission and head of
the committee’s sub-committee for internal political protection in the 12th tenure, an NA deputy in the 14th tenure, and Chairman of the Vietnam
– Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group of the 14th NA./.