Deputies of the 14th National Assembly cast secret ballots on October 23 morning to elect a new State President . (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputies of the 14th National Assembly cast secret ballots on October 23 morning to elect a new State President during its ongoing 6th session in Hanoi.

The result of the vote is scheduled to be released in the afternoon. After that, the new President will take the oath of office and deliver a speech at the swearing-in ceremony, which will be broadcast live by Vietnam Television and Radio The Voice of Vietnam. 
 
Deputies of the 14th National Assembly cast secret ballots on October 23 morning to elect a new State President . (Photo: VNA)

On October 22, the first day of the session, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan delivered a speech on the candidate for the post of the State President.

The NA’s Standing Committee recommended General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also a deputy of the 14th legislature, for the position of the State President for the 2016-2021 tenure, she said.   

Deputies of the 14th National Assembly cast secret ballots on October 23 morning to elect a new State President . (Photo: VNA)

Also on October 23, deputies will vote on a resolution approving the dismissal of Truong Minh Tuan from the post of the Minister of Information and Communications. 

They will also discuss the appointment of a new Minister of Information and Communications as proposed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.-VNA