Vietnamese president relieved from duty

Hanoi, March 31 (IANS) Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang was relieved from duty on Thursday at the ongoing 11th session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) in capital Hanoi.

Sang was approved to be relieved from the duty of president of Vietnam by the NA with 447 “for” votes out of 473 valid ballots, Xinhua news agency reported.

A resolution on relieving Sang from the duty of president of Vietnam was later adopted by the NA with 458 “yes” out of 459 participants.

Tran Dai Quang, member of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPVCC) and 12th CPVCC’s Politburo member and minister of public security, is the sole nominee to the post.

The election for the new Vietnamese president will be conducted on Saturday through secret ballot.

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