National Assembly (NA) deputies at the sixth meeting of the 13th NA on November 14 passed the Prime Minister’s proposal to appoint a new official to the post Minister-Chairman of the Government Office.

With 85.94 percent of votes, Nguyen Van Nen will leave his current position as Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education to take over the role, which was left vacant when previous incumbent Vu Duc Dam left to take over a Deputy Prime Minister portfolio.

On November 14, lawmakers are scheduled to consider an increase of the number of deputy chairman across NA bodies and the Council of Ethnic Minorities.

In the afternoon, they will discuss the draft Marriage and Family Law and draft amendments and supplements to the Law on Health Insurance.-VNA