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HANOI, April 5 -- The National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member of the 13th tenure and a deputy of the 14th legislature, as State President for the 2016-2021 term on Monday (April 5) during the 14th legislature’s 11th sitting, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
With 468 approval votes or 97.5 per cent of the total NA deputies, the legislature passed a resolution on the election.
The resolution came into force right after it won the approval of the NA.
President Phuc was born on July 20, 1954, in the central province of Quang Nam. He was Politburo member of the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, and NA deputy of the 11th, 13th and 14th tenures.