National Assembly cast votes of confidence for 44 officials

By Son Ha   October 24, 2023 | 11:32 pm PT
National Assembly cast votes of confidence for 44 officials
From left to right: National Assembly chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, General Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Vo Van Thuong and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a National Assembly session on October 25, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phong
The National Assembly on Wednesday cast secret ballots to evaluate the accomplishments of 44 people, approved by the National Assembly, through votes of confidence.

On the morning of the ongoing sixth NA session, the NA Standing Committee discussed matters regarding the votes of confidence. In the afternoon, the results of the votes would be reported and confirmed.

Previously on Tuesday, the NA had approved the list of 44 people to be subjected to votes of confidence during the sixth session.

Those subjected to votes of confidence include the president, vice president, chairperson and vice chairpersons of the NA, members of the NA Standing Committee, the NA Secretary General, the chairperson of the NA’s Council for Ethnic Affairs, the chairpersons of the NA committees, the prime minister, the deputy prime ministers, ministers, other members of the Government, the chief justice of the Supreme People’s Court, the prosecutor general of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, and the auditor general of the State Audit Office.

However, for those who are waiting for retirement and those who were elected the same year the votes of confidence are cast would not be subjected to the votes.

They include President Vo Van Thuong, Deputy Prime Ministers Tran Hong Ha and Tran Luu Quang, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Dang Quoc Khanh and Chairman of the Committee for Financial and Budgetary Affairs Le Quang Manh.

If someone gets from over half to two-thirds of the votes being "low confidence" they should resign. If someone gets at least two-thirds of their votes being "low confidence", they will be proposed for dismissal.

The NA had cast votes of confidence three times in June 2013, November 2014 and October 2018 through secret ballots. No one had over half of their votes being "low confidence."

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