Photo: Giang Huy
Vietnam’s National Assembly announced incumbent Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang as State President on the morning of April 2.
General Quang, 60, garnered 98.92 percent approval vote to become the new head of state of the Southeast Asian country, as 465 attending members cast their votes in Hanoi.
He replaces Mr. Truong Tan Sang, who stepped down from the post following a resolution the National Assembly issued on Thursday.
On Saturday morning, newly elected State President Tran Dai Quang took an oath of office immediately after the election.
“I swear complete allegiance to the country, people, and constitution,” Quang said, before promising to do his best to “fulfill the tasks assigned by the Party, the State, and people.”
President Tran Dai Quang was born in 1956 in the northern province of Ninh Binh. He was member of the Politburo in 2011 and continues to be a part of the most powerful panel in the Party in 2016.
He became the Deputy Minister of Public Security in 2006, and was selected head of the ministry in 2011. He became a general officer in 2012.