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National Assembly elects new State President
25/07/2011 | 18:14:00
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Deputies at the ongoing first session of the 13th National Assembly on July 25 elected Truong Tan Sang as State President.

Sang, who is Party Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, won 487 votes, accounting for 97.4 percent of the NA deputies.

Newly elected NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung presented flowers and congratulated State President Sang on the occasion.

Delivering his acceptance speech, President Sang affirmed his pride and acknowledged the great responsibility assigned to him by the Party, State and people.

He promised to try his best to serve the nation and people, and to strictly abide by the tasks and power of State President which are stipulated by the Constitution and law.

The new State President also promised to constantly seek to improve his capacity and to follow the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh.

President Sang said he will closely coordinate with the NA Standing Committee, the Government, the Supreme People’s Court, the Director of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the Fatherland Front Central Committee, sectors and mass organisations.

He expressed his wish to receive support from the entire political system, soldiers and people in the nation and abroad as he seeks to fulfil the assigned tasks.

President Sang presented a document to nominate Nguyen Thi Doan, Vice State President of the 12 th tenure, as a candidate for the position of Vice State President; Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the 12 th tenure, as a candidate for the position of Prime Minister; Truong Hoa Binh, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court of the 12 th tenure as a candidate for the position of Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court; and Nguyen Hoa Binh, Secretary of the Party Committee of central Quang Ngai province tenure as a candidate for the position of Director of the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

The National Assembly is scheduled to elect positions of Vice State President, Prime Minister, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court and Director of the Supreme People’s Procuracy on July 26./.
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