Vietnam Welcomes New Prez Tran Dai Quang


Hanoi (Vietnam): Vietnam’s National Assembly has elected Tran Dai Quang as the country’s new President in capital Hanoi.

Quang was elected and sworn-in yesterday as the President receiving 452 votes out of 481 valid ballots at the ongoing 11th session of the 13th National Assembly.

Prior to the election, he was serving as Vietnamese Minister of Public Security since 2011.

Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the newly-elected National Assembly chairwoman, had last week delivered a proposal on the nomination of candidate for the position of Vietnamese President.

Quang, a member of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPVCC) and member of the 12th CPVCC Politburo, and Minister of Public Security, was the sole nominee to the post.