NA’s plenary session elects new chief legislator hinh anh 1NA deputies cast their votes to elect the new leader of the NA and the National Election Council (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly deputies continued their plenary session in Hanoi on March 31.

Presided over by NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, the NA listened to a report on acquiring opinions on the nomination for the posts of NA leader and chief of the National Election Council delivered by NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong.

After a list of nominees for the posts was passed and the results of voting in the form of a secret ballot were announced, NA Secretary General and head of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc delivered a draft resolution on electing the leaders of the NA and the National Election Council.

Lawmakers examined and voted to adopt the resolution.

Newly-elected NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan was later sworn-in. She also read a report asking for the relieving of the President of his post.

The NA discussed the proposal in groups.

In the afternoon, under the chair of new NA Chairwoman Ngan, Phong presented a report on acquiring feedback on a proposal to dismiss the President.

The NA later cast secret ballots for the dismissal.

After hearing a draft resolution on relieving the President of his duty, lawmakers discussed and passed the document.

Top legislator Ngan delivered a report on nominations for the Presidential post.

Legislators then discussed in groups a list of promising candidates for the post.

As scheduled on April 1, the NA will discuss the outcomes of the 2011-2015 socio-economic development tasks, the socio-economic development and land use schemes for 2016-2020.

The meeting will be broadcast live nationwide.-VNA