Vietnam appoints public security minister as country’s new president

HANOI: Vietnam's National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday elected public security minister To Lam as the country's new president. After listening to a draft resolution on the election of To Lam, the NA deputies voted to approve the resolution using the el...


HANOI: Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday elected public security minister To Lam as the country’s new president.

After listening to a draft resolution on the election of To Lam, the NA deputies voted to approve the resolution using the electronic voting system.

According to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), the National Assembly approved the resolution with 472 ‘yes’ votes out of 473 attending deputies.

This appointment follows the resignation of President Vo Van Thuong in March.

Source: Emirates News Agency