Vo Thi Anh Xuan Named Acting President

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan will undertake the role of acting President of Vietnam until the National Assembly elects a new President, according to the NA Standing Committee.
January 19, 2023 | 08:10
Vo Thi Anh Xuan Named Acting President
Vo Thi Anh Xuan will be acting State President until the National Assembly (NA) elects a replacement for Nguyen Xuan Phucx. Photo: VGP

On behalf of the NA Standing Committee on January 18, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue signed Notice No. 404/TB-UBTVQH15 on the exercise of the right of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, VietnamPlus reported.

The legislature’s announcement is pursuant to the Constitution; Law on the Organisation of the NA No. 57/2014/QH13, which has been amended and supplemented with a number of articles under the Law No. 65/2020/QH14, Resolution No. 83/2023/QH15 dated January 18, 2023 adopted at the 15th NA’s third extraordinary meeting.

It is also pursuant to the Politburo's conclusion on the assignment of a member of the Party Central Committee to the role of acting President of the Vietnam.

Vo Thi Anh Xuan, born in 1970 in the southern province of An Giang, holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry Pedagogy and a master’s in Public Management, according to Viet Nam News.

She was a member of the 12th and 13th Party Central Committee, and a NA deputy in its 14th and 15th tenure.

Xuan assumed the position of Vietnam’s Vice President in April 2021, and was re-elected for the 2021-26 term in July the same year.

She was a teacher at My Thoi High School in An Giang Province before working at the provincial Party Committee office from 1996 to 2001.

Xuan also held the positions of the Vice Chairperson of An Giang provincial People’s Committee for the 2011-16, and secretary of the provincial Party Committee for the terms 2015-2020.

During the 15th National Assembly's third extraordinary meeting in Hanoi on January 18, legislators approved a resolution on relieving Nguyen Xuan Phuc from his post as President of Vietnam for the 2021-2026 tenure and allowing him to cease performing duties as deputy to the 15th legislature, VietnamPlus said.

Vo Thi Anh Xuan Named Acting President
At the third extraordinary session of the 15th NA. Photo: VGP

Born on July 20, 1954 into a family with revolutionary traditions, Phuc is a key leader of the Party and State. He received fundamental training, grew up from the grassroots, and was assigned by the Party Central Committee and Politburo of different tenures to many important leading positions of the Party and the State.

As the Prime Minister in the 2016-2021 tenure, Phuc made great efforts in leading, directing, and managing the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic which reaped important results.

Vo Thi Anh Xuan Named Acting President
The NA passes a resolution to remove Nguyen Xuan Phuc from the position of President and NA deputy. Photo: VNA

However, he bears the political responsibility of the head in letting many officials, including two Deputy Prime Ministers; three ministers commit wrongdoings and mistakes, causing very serious consequences. The two Deputy Prime Ministers have applied to cease holding their positions, while two ministers and many other officials have been criminally handled.

Fully aware of his responsibility before the Party and people, Phuc has submitted his application to the NA and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee asking to cease holding the positions of President of Vietnam, Chairman of the Council of National Defence and Security, cease performing duties of a deputy to the 15th NA, stop working, and retire./.

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