National Assembly to convene in extraordinary meeting over personnel issues

By Son Ha   April 30, 2024 | 08:19 pm PT
National Assembly to convene in extraordinary meeting over personnel issues
Vietnamese lawmakers convene in an extraordinary meeting on Jan. 18, 2024. Photo courtesy of the National Assembly Media
The National Assembly will convene in an extraordinary meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss personnel matters, its general secretary Bui Van Cuong said on Wednesday.

The extraordinary meeting, requested by the National Assembly Standing Committee, will come after the Communist Party's Central Party Committee last week agreed to let Vuong Dinh Hue be relieved of his position as chairman of the 15th National Assembly per his personal request.

The Committee said Hue is considered to be a key leader of the Party and the State. However, reports by the Central Inspection Committee and other authorities said that Hue has violated Party regulations, and his violations have affected the reputation of the Party, the State and himself.

Being aware of his responsibility before the Party, the State and the people, Hue resigned from all his positions, the committee said.

The National Assembly chairman position is officially elected by the assembly. Therefore, the National Assembly will begin the process of dismissal for Hue.

Vietnam's National Assembly convenes for two regular sessions each year. An extraordinary session is held when requested by the president, the NA's Standing Committee, the prime minister or at least a third of the deputies. The 15th National Assembly (2021-2026) has held six extraordinary meetings, including four involving personnel issues.

Hue, 67, is a professor who holds a PhD in economics. He spent 22 years teaching and managing at Hanoi University of Finance and Accounting, which is now Vietnam Academy of Finance, before becoming the Auditor General from 2006 to 2011.

Hue has been a member of the Politburo and the Central Party Committee for several terms.

He was the minister of finance from 2011 to 2013, head of the Economic Commission from 2012 to 2016, and deputy prime minister from 2016 to 2020.

He was appointed Hanoi's Party Secretary in February 2020 before moving on to serve as chairman of the National Assembly in March 2021.

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