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Vietnam's NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue re-elected for term 2021-2026
Ngoc Mai 19:59, 2021/07/20
Hue stressed the priority of raising the efficiency of legislative works, supreme supervision, and decision making.

Chairman of Vietnam’s NA Vuong Dinh Hue has been re-elected for the 2021-2026 term with the endorsement of 100% of 475 deputies present.

 NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue takes the oath of office. Source: quochoi.vn

Hue then proceeded with taking the oath of office by pledging full allegiance to the Motherland, People, and Constitution of Vietnam, while vowing to fulfill the duties entrusted by the Party, State, and People.

In his inaugural speech, Hue said he would spare no efforts in “improving the quality and effectiveness of the National Assembly activities in the best interest of the nation and the happiness of the people, promoting democracy, unity the rule of law, integrity, and transparency. He pledged to raise the efficiency of legislative works, supreme supervision, and decision-making.  

Hue, meanwhile, stressed the importance of pushing forward with supervision activities, which is a major step in enhancing NA’s efficiency in operation.

 High-ranking officials cast their votes for NA Chairman. 

“There would be new changes in the hearing process at the NA,” Hue said while referring to the plan of holding a vote of confidence for senior officials of the Government.

According to Hue, the NA would continue to embrace digital transformation in its activities and carry out meetings with voters to strengthen the bond between the people and their representatives.  

 Overview of the first session. 

At the first session, the deputies also voted re-elected Tran Thanh Man, Nguyen Khac Dinh, and Nguyen Duc Hai as deputy chairmen of the National Assembly, and voted to elect Senior Lieutenant General Tran Quang Phuong, vice chairman of the General Political Department of the Vietnam People’s Army, as another deputy chairman of the legislative body.

The first session of the 15th NA, scheduled to take place from July 20-31, would vote for 50 key positions at the Government, the Legislature, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuracy, and the State Audit Office of Vietnam.

Hue, 64, is the 12th Chairman of the NA since 1946. He currently holds the title of Professor in Economics. He is the second Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee to be elected to this position after the incumbent Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.

He spent 22 years working in various positions in the University of Finance and Accounting, currently the Academy of Finance.

In July 2001, Hue was appointed as Vice State General Auditor, and five years later as State General Auditor.

From August 2011 to December 2012, Hue held the position of Minister of Finance. He headed the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission from December 2012 to January 2016.

In April 2016, Hue was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and from February 2020 the Politburo assigned him Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee.

Hue was relieved from the position of Deputy Prime Minister by the NA in June 2020.

At the final session of the 14th National Assembly in late March, Hue was elected Chairman of the National Assembly.

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