Vietnam’s national assembly elects new prime minister

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The Vietnamese parliament has approved the candidacy of the country’s prime minister for 2021-2026. Pham Minh Chinh, head of the organization department of the Central Committee (CC) of the ruling Communist Party (CPV), is the nominee. The candidate was proposed by Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) President Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The head of state’s initiative was accepted by 96.25 percent of the National Assembly deputies.

Pham Minh Chinh has a law degree as well as a PhD in jurisprudence. The 62-year-old prime minister has extensive experience in party and administrative work. For a long time, the new premier’s activities have been closely linked to the Vietnamese state security agencies.

Previously, Minh Chinh worked as deputy head of the Economic and Scientific and Technical Intelligence Department, he was also head of the logistics department of the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam and Deputy Minister of Public Security.

The new Vietnamese prime minister has been involved in party work since 2010. He was secretary of the CPV Central Committee and became head of that department in 2016