First NA Chairwoman gives oath speech
The 11th session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) on March 31 elected Vice Chairwoman of the NA Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as Chairwoman of the NA and Chairwoman of the National Election Council (NEC).
With the total of 484 valid votes, 472 (95.5%) approved Ngan as NA Chairwoman and 462 (94.5%) agreed to name her as Chairwoman of the NEC.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is the first Chairwoman of the Vietnamese NA. Delivering an oath taking speech, she thanked the NA deputies for voting her as the NA Chairwoman.
She pledged to be faithful to the nation, people and the Constitution and make efforts to fulfil tasks assigned by the Party, State and people.
On March 30, the NA has agreed to let Nguyen Sinh Hung step down from both positions as Chairman of the NA and the NEC during a plenary session in Ha Noi.
Among 473 valid votes, 431 agreed to relieve him from duty as NA Chairman, while 430 approved of his stepping down from the post of NEC leader.
The legislature then adopted a resolution dismissing him from the posts with 454 approval votes (92.11% of the NA deputies).
Brief biography of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
Full name: Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
Date of birth: April 12, 1954
Native land: Chau Hoan, Giong Trom district, Ben Tre Province
Admitted to the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) on June 10, 1967.
Education: Master of Economics, Bachelor of political theory.
Deputy to the 12th and 13th National Assembly.
Member of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th CPV Central Committee.
Member of the Politburo of the 11th and 12th CPV Central Committee.