National Assembly Elects Some Key Leadership Positions

The 15th National Assembly adopted resolutions on the elections of Vice State President, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy during its first session in Hanoi on July 26.
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 Nguyen Hoa Binh, Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Le Minh Tri (from left to right)
Nguyen Hoa Binh, Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Le Minh Tri (from left to right). Photo: VOV

Lawmakers approved resolutions on the election of Vice State President, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy during the first session of the 15th legislature in Hanoi on July 26.

Accordingly, Vo Thi Anh Xuan, member of the 13th Party Central Committee and Vice State President in the 2016-2021 tenure (since April 2021), was elected as Vice State President in the 2021-2026 tenure, according to VOV.

Nguyen Hoa Binh, Politburo member, Secretary of the 13th Party Central Committee, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court in the 2016-2021 tenure and deputy of the 15th legislature, became Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court for the 2021-2026 tenure.

Le Minh Tri, member of the 13th Party Central Committee, Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy in the 2016-2021 tenure, deputy of the 15th NA, was elected as Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy for the 2021-2026 tenure.

The foresaid resolutions came into force immediately after they were ratified by the NA.

Earlier, the NA Standing Committee announced the outcomes of discussions in groups about the list of candidates for these positions. Legislators then elected the Vice State President, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy by secret ballots.

27 Cabinet members

National Assembly Elects Some Key Leadership Positions
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Photo: VOV

The same day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presented a proposed list of 27 Government members for the 15th tenure to the 15th National Assembly's ongoing first session in Hanoi on July 26, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Accordingly, the Cabinet includes the Prime Minister and four Deputy PMs in charge of directing the fields of diplomacy and global integration, legislation, apparatus organisation, religious and ethnic affairs; general economy and inspection, settlement of complaints and denunciations; sectoral economy; and science, education, and socio-cultural affairs.

There are 18 ministers, comprising Ministers of National Defence; Public Security; Foreign Affairs; Home Affairs; Justice; Planning and Investment; Finance; Industry and Trade; Agriculture and Rural Development; Transport; Construction; Natural Resources and Environment; Information and Communications; Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Culture, Sports and Tourism; Science and Technology; Education and Training; and Health.

National Assembly Elects Some Key Leadership Positions
At the first session of the 15th National Assembly. Photo: VNA

Four heads of ministry-level agencies include Minister, Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Affairs; Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam; Government Inspector General; Minister, Chairman of the Government Office.

PM Chinh said the number of Cabinet members is based on the Government’s organisational structure, ensuring inheritance, stability, renovation in line with the Constitution and the law.

Members of the NA Committee for Legal Affairs said the number of the Government members is accordance with the Resolution on the Government’s organisational structure that was recently adopted by the legislature, meeting the PM’s direction and governance requirements in the next period./.

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