Published: 15:29, May 20, 2024 | Updated: 20:33, May 20, 2024
Tran Thanh Man elected as Vietnam's National Assembly chairman
By Xinhua
People visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 27, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

HANOI - The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam on Monday elected Tran Thanh Man as its new chairman, local media reported.

At the ongoing seventh session of the 15th NA, the Politburo member and permanent NA vice-chairman Tran Thanh Man won a majority of the parliamentary vote to become the 15th tenure-NA chairman, Vietnam News Agency reported.

He used to be vice-chairman and chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and has been the permanent NA vice-chairman since April 2021

Man was born in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang province in August 1962.

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He used to be vice-chairman and chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and has been the permanent NA vice-chairman since April 2021.

On April 26, the 13th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee accepted the resignation of Vuong Dinh Hue as a Politburo member and Vietnam's NA chairman upon his personal request.

During an extraordinary session held on May 2, the country's top legislature passed a resolution to relieve Hue from being the NA chairman and a 15th tenure NA deputy.

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The seventh sitting of the 15th Vietnamese NA opened on Monday and is expected to close on June 28.