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Party Chief nominated for President

Released at: 09:42, 04/10/2018

Party Chief nominated for President

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)

Agreement on nomination reached by all members of 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee on October 3.

by Long Van

At their ongoing plenum, all members of the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee agreed on October 3 to introduce Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as a candidate for the post of State President, to be elected at the 14th National Assembly’s sixth session, according to a report from the Vietnam News Agency.

After the passing of State President Tran Dai Quang on September 21, Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh became Acting State President. She will hold this post until a new State President is elected by the National Assembly.

The 14th National Assembly’s sixth session is scheduled to open on October 22.

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