Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam loses Central Party Committee membership

By Viet Tuan   December 30, 2022 | 04:03 am PT
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam loses Central Party Committee membership
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam would stop being a member of the 13th Central Party Committee following a Friday vote by the Central Party Committee.

No further explanation was given regarding the decision.

Also on Friday, deputy prime minister Pham Binh Minh lost his membership in the Politburo and the 13th Central Party Committee.

The Central Party Committee has given its opinions regarding two candidates that the Politburo may recommend for the National Assembly to approve for the title of deputy prime minister for the 2021-2026 term.

The Vietnamese government for the 2021-2026 term has four deputy prime ministers: Pham Binh Minh, Le Minh Khai, Vu Duc Dam and Le Van Thanh. After Friday, the government will have two deputy prime ministers left who are members of the Central Party Committee.

An extraordinary session by the National Assembly is expected to begin on January 5 next year to address certain issues, including those on personnel.

Dam, 59, had spent 10 years working at the Government Office in multiple positions starting 1994. He became the deputy chairman of Bac Ninh Province in 2003, then the deputy minister of the then-Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (now the Ministry of Information and Communications) in 2005.

He became head of the Government Office in 2011, and has been the deputy prime minister since 2013.

Dam is in charge of fields regarding education, training, science and technology, labor, information and communications, culture, tourism, sport, healthcare and population, among others.

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