Tran Dai Quang elected as the Vietnam president

The National Assembly of Vietnam has elected Tran Dai Quang as the country’s president. Quang was sworn in as the new president after receiving 452 “yes” votes out of 481 valid ballots at the ongoing 11th session of the 13th National Assembly. Prior to the election, Quang had served as Minister of Public Security from 2011. He was the only candidate put forward by the Communist Party’s five-yearly congress in January, and replaces Truong Tan Sang as president. The outgoing National Assembly is overseeing the transition to a new government three months earlier than scheduled.

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