Party chief of Mekong Delta province elected as Vietnam’s vice-state president

Vo Thi Anh Xuan, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee of An Giang province, and head of the National Assembly (NA) deputies’ delegation of the province, has been elected Vice President of Vietnam for the 2016 – 2021 tenure.
April 07, 2021 | 09:57
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Party chief of Mekong Delta province elected as Vietnam’s vice-state president
Vietnam's newly-elected Vice-State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan. (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Legislators on April 6 afternoon cast secret ballots to elect the new Vice President, part of the ongoing 11th session of the 14th NA. After that, a resolution on his election was adopted with the support of 447 out of the 449 deputies present at the sitting, equivalent to 93.13% of the total number of parliamentarians. The resolution took effect immediately upon approval.

Vo Thi Anh Xuan, born in 1970 in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, was confirmed as vice-state president following the vote in Hanoi. Vo Thi Anh Xuan was an alternate member of the Party Central Committee for the 11th tenure. She is a member of the Party Central Committee in the 12th and 13th tenures and a deputy of the 14th NA, according to VNA.

Party chief of Mekong Delta province elected as Vietnam’s vice-state president
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) congratulates Vo Thi Anh Xuan on her election as Vice State President of Vietnam for the 2016 - 2021 tenure (Photo: VNA)

She has a university degree in chemistry teaching. She was a high school chemistry teacher before starting her career in politics. She used to be the deputy chair of the An Giang People’s Committee.

Xuan is the 17th person to have held the vice-state presidency since 1945. She is one of the five successive women to have assumed office as vice-state president since 1992 when Nguyen Thi Dinh was named the first, Tuoi Tre cited.

On Monday, the legislature voted in Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former prime minister, as state president. Lawmakers elected Pham Minh Chinh, incumbent chief of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Organization Commission, as Phuc’s successor the same day.

Vietnam's new legislature chairman, Vuong Dinh Hue, who was then secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, was sworn into office on March 31. Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung was appointed as Hue's replacement the same day.

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