Vietnamese parliament chief relieved from duty

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HANOI, March 30 (Xinhua) — Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, Vietnam’s top legislature, and chairwoman of the National Election Council, was relieved from the duties here on Tuesday at the ongoing 11th session of the 14th NA.

On Tuesday morning, the NA Standing Committee proposed to relieve Ngan from the duties of the two positions. According to the proposal, Ngan “always fulfilled assigned tasks with good results,” Vietnam News Agency reported.

A resolution on relieving Ngan from the two posts was adopted by the NA in the afternoon with 429 in favor out of the 449 valid votes, according to the news agency.

Later in the afternoon, the NA Standing Committee would submit a nomination list to the NA for the election of a new chairperson of the NA and a new chairperson of the National Election Council, as per the agenda published previously by the NA.

According to Vietnamese legal regulations, the working tenure of the NA Chairperson is coincident with the tenure of the NA.

In March 2016, Ngan became Vietnam’s first female parliament chief. Enditem

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