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First NA Chairwoman elected

Released at: 10:17, 31/03/2016

First NA Chairwoman elected

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan wins ballot and will take up position.

by Minh Tuyet

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan became the first Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) on March 31, receiving 472 votes for and only nine against.

In the swearing-in ceremony, she pledged absolute loyalty to the country, the Vietnamese people, and the Constitution. She swore to give her utmost to completing the missions the Party, the State and the people have assigned her.

On the afternoon of March 30, at the meeting of NA XIII, after Mr. Nguyen Sinh Hung was agreed to be relieved from the position of Chairman of the NA, NA Standing Committee members submitted plans for the position of Chairman to the legislature.

NA delegates then discussed the plan and today voted via secret ballot.

On the sidelines of the NA meeting Mr. Hung said that Vietnam having its first Chairwoman of the NA makes him very happy and he believes in his successor.

Currently, Ms. Ngan is one of three female Politburo members. She was born in Chau Hoa commune, Giong Trom district, Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta. She holds a Master’s of Economics in Finance Credit.

She previously held positions such as Deputy Director of Finance Department in Ben Tre province, Director of the Finance Department in Ben Tre province, Deputy Minister of Finance, and Secretary of the Party Committee in Hai Duong province.

She was also Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in the 2007-2011 period. The key milestone in her political career came in July 2011 when she became Deputy Chairwoman of the NA.

In May 2013 she became a Politburo member.

She was member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party for four consecutive terms (IX, X, XI, XII) and was an NA delegate in term XII and XIII.  

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