Chairwoman of the NA and the National Election Council Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Lawmakers on April 11 approved the President’s proposal on the list of Vice Chairperson and members of the Council on National Defence and Security as part of the 13th National Assembly’s last meeting.

Accordingly, 485 NA deputies elected Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Vice Chairman of the council.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Minister of Public Security To Lam and Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich were voted into the council’s membership by the majority of deputies.

With 89.88 percent of “yes” votes, a resolution ratifying the President’s proposal sailed through the legislature.

The same day, lawmakers approved a proposal presented by the Chairperson of the National Election Council (NEC) on candidates for the positions of NEC Vice Chairpersons and members.

Winning support of the majority of votes, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh were named the Vice Chairpersons of the council.

The NEC membership was assigned to NA Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty, Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich, head of NA Committee for Deputy Affairs Tran Van Tuy, head of the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission Tran Quoc Vuong, Minister of of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan, Minister of Public Security To Lam, NA Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien, Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation Pham Minh Chinh, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union Lai Xuan Mon, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Secretary of the Party Committee of the Centrally-run Business Bloc Bui Van Cuong.

A resolution ratifying the NEC Chairperson’s proposal was approved by 88.66 percent of deputies.

The 13 th legislature’s 11 th meeting, also the last gathering, is scheduled to close on April 12. The working session will be broadcast live on national television and radio.-VNA