Newly-elected State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 5 nominated Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh as the new Prime Minister for the 2016-2021 tenure at the ongoing National Assembly session.
Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh has been nominated as the 10th Prime Minister of Vietnam to succeed Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Lawmakers are scheduled to debate the proposal and hold a vote by secret ballot in the afternoon of the same day.
The new Prime Minister is set to be sworn in shortly after voting results are announced.
Chinh was born in 1958 from Thanh Hoa province, about 160km away from Hanoi capital. He is currently head of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Organisation Commission.
If Chinh receives the lawmakers’ support, he would succeed Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the 10th Prime Minister of Vietnam since 1945.
In the morning, the lawmakers elected Politburo member Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the 11th State President of Vietnam.
The 14th National Assembly is holding its last session in Hanoi to complete personnel work in the State apparatus before voters will go to the polls next month to elect a new legislature for the 2021-2026 tenure.VOV