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14th NA to elect State President

Released at: 11:04, 23/10/2018

14th NA to elect State President

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Vote to take place on morning of October 23.

by Phi Linh

Legislators have been recommended by the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee to vote for General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Nguyen Phu Trong, as State President for the 2016-2021 tenure.

The 14th NA will elect the President on the morning of October 23, the second day of its ongoing sixth session. A vote of confidence for high-ranking positions elected or approved by the NA will be held during the sitting.

Over 24 working days, the NA is expected to adopt nine draft bills, including the Anti-Corruption Law (amendment), the Law on People’s Public Security Force (amendment), the Law on Amnesty (amendment), the Law on Higher Education, the Law on Animal Husbandry, the Law on Cultivation, the Law on the Vietnamese Coast Guard, the Law on the Protection of State Secrets, and a law to amend laws relevant to planning tasks.

A draft resolution to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is also expected to be adopted.

NA deputies will review six draft bills, including the Law on Education (amendment), the Law on Architecture, the Law on Tax Management (amendment), the Law on Public Investment (amendment), the Law on Enforcement of Criminal Judgements (amendment), and the Law Against Alcohol Harm.

Regarding personnel issues, the NA will consider approving the dismissal of Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan and approving the appointment of a new Minister.

During the sitting, NA deputies will also review socioeconomic reports, including the results of the implementation of NA resolutions from 2015 to 2020 on socioeconomic development, economic restructuring, national finance and mid-term investment, and the 2019 socio-economic development plan, national budget estimates, and national budget allocation.

It will also examine the mid-term public investment plan from 2016 to 2020, the five-year national financial plan from 2016 to 2020, the implementation of the NA Resolution on the approval of investment for national target programs from 2016 to 2020, and review policies to support the socioeconomic development of ethnic minorities and mountainous regions.

NA deputies are also scheduled to review reports on the prevention and combating of crime and legal violations, the enforcement of judgements, corruption prevention and combating in 2018, petitions and comments of people and voters in 2018, and the supervision of the handling of voters’ comments sent to the fifth sitting of the 14th NA.

Fifteen sittings will be held during the session, which will last until November 21.

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