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New PM appointed in Vietnam

Other News Materials 7 April 2016 08:23 (UTC +04:00)
Vietnam has elected a new prime minister, to replace Nguyen Tan Dung who has served the maximum two five-year terms
New PM appointed in Vietnam

Vietnam has elected a new prime minister, to replace Nguyen Tan Dung who has served the maximum two five-year terms, Sputnik reported citing Channel News Asia.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc was sworn in on Thursday after his candidature was supported by 446 out of 490 members of the National Assembly.

Phuc, 61, formerly served as Vietnam's deputy prime minister.

"As the head of state's highest organ, the executive organ of the National Assembly, the Government members and I will strive to build a strong and united Government," Phuc said in his acceptance speech, as quoted by Channel News Asia on Thursday.

On Saturday, the National Assembly will elect a new cabinet.

In late March, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan became the first woman in the history of Vietnam to be appointed chairperson of the National Assembly.

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