NA delegates have had their chance to judge the performance of senior officials via votes of confidence.
Fifty senior officials holding positions by virtue of being elected or approved by the National Assembly (NA) faced votes of confidence from the legislature on November 15.
Three judgments could be cast: high confidence, confidence, and low confidence. Prior to the votes, officials submitted reports on their work performance to the NA, including the legality of their actions and their ethics and lifestyle.
NA Deputy Chair Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received the highest number of high confidence votes from delegates, with 390, while Minister of Public Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien received the highest number of low confidence votes, with 192.
State President Truong Tan Sang received 380 high confidence votes (representing 76.46 per cent of all NA delegates), 84 confidence votes (16.9 per cent), and 20 low confidence votes (4.02 per cent). Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung won 320 high confidence votes (64.39 per cent), 96 confidence votes (19.32 per cent), and 68 low confidence vote (13.68 per cent). Chairman of the NA Nguyen Sinh Hung, meanwhile, picked up 340 high confidence votes (68.41 per cent), 93 confidence votes (18.71 per cent), and 52 low confidence votes (10.46 per cent).