Published On: Thu, Mar 31st, 2016

Vietnam Elects First Chairwoman of National Assembly


After getting 95.5 percent of votes after a poll in the country’s 500-strong legislative body early hours of Thursday, senior Communist Party official and one of the experienced lawmakers of the nation, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has won fight for National Assembly.


After naming the title first chairwoman of National Assembly, Kim Ngan thanked everyone after the ballot for their kindness on televised statement on VTV.

She also added assuring its people that determined would be loyalty to the nation, the people, and the constitution though Kim Ngan belongs to southern Ben Tre province.

The 61-year-old veteran lawmakers was elected by its people for the National Assembly chair position in January throughout the five-yearly Communist Party Congress, which was 2016’s overshadowed by factional conflict.


Kim Ngan won favor of some 472 out of the 484 lawmakers who all confidentially voted her though not any other contenders were on the ballot paper.
Senior Communist Party official’s selection means Kim Ngan has emerged the highest ranking female party official while a Communist Party contains numerous men though females are reasonably well-represented in the positions, with at least 25 percent of National Assembly delegates as women.

Nevertheless, election for new president will be carried out on Saturday, 02 April, 2016 in the National Assembly which appears to be may be Tran Dai Quang, the Minister of Public Security of Vietnam and one of the strongest politicians in the nation.

Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea, Vietnam is among a leadership handover after the nation’s top communist leader, Nguyen Phu Trong, who named party secretary generals by re-electing in January, a triumph for the party’s old guard.

On other side Reformist Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has missed its chance in internal party elections and is as a result of quit next week as the National Assembly seems to be has set all to vote against him for replacement.