Lawmakers agree to relieve Prime Minister of post hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 418 lawmakers, or 81.63 percent of the total, agreed to relieve Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung​ of his post during the 13th National Assembly’s 11th session in Hanoi on April 6.

Later, the National Assembly (NA) listened to a draft resolution on the dismissal delivered by its Secretary General Nguyen Hanh Phuc.

With 430 approval votes, or 87.04 percent of the total, the legislature adopted the resolution.

President Tran Dai Quang then delivered a report on the nomination for the Prime Minister postion.

The nominated candidate is Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also NA deputy for the 13 th tenure.

Earlier during the government’s March meeting, PM Dung said after 9 years and 10 months in office, he will be allowed to retire.

He conveyed his sincere thanks to the Cabinet members, heads of the government bodies, staff of the government office, and experts of the consulting group for their dedication which helped him fulfill the tasks assigned by the Party, State and people during his two tenures.

He wished that the Cabinet members will continue to accomplish their assigned tasks, and that those who will retire, will make further contributions to the national construction and development.

Dung, 67, is native to the southernmost province of Ca Mau. He was a member of the Party Central Committee from the 6th to the 11th tenure, a Politburo member from the 8th to 11th tenure, and NA deputy from the 10th to the 13th tenure.

The election of the PM will be held on the morning of April 7.-VNA