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Nguyen Xuan Phuc voted in as new Prime Minister

by VTV407 April 2016 Last updated at 16:04 PM

VTV.vn - Nguyen Xuan Phuc, member of the Politburo and then Deputy Prime Minister, has been elected as Prime Minister on April 7th by a majority of votes from National Assembly deputies.

New Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was sworn into office in the morning of April 7 after being elected to the position by the National Assembly.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said: "In front of the national flag, the National Assembly, and the people nationwide, I vow my resolute loyalty to the nation, the people, and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam".

With the support of 446 out of 490, or over 90%, of the total National Assembly deputies, the new PM position was assigned to Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the then Deputy Prime Minister. In the following swearing-in, the leader stressed that holding the position of the new cabinet leader is a great honour and responsibility assigned by the Party, the State and the people.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said: "I promise to make all-out efforts to well fulfill the tasks assigned to me by the Party, the State and the people".

As planned, the PM will summit a proposal to the NA on the dismissal and appointment of Deputy PMs, ministers and other cabinet members on April 8-9.

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