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National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan chaired the third meeting of the National Election Council (NEC) in Hanoi on March 3.

How is Vietnam’s NA structured in next tenure?

The National Assembly is the highest organ of state power meeting twice a year.

National Assembly to elect state leaders in late March

The upcoming National Assembly session, which will take place from March 24 to April 7, will elect a number of positions in the State apparatus for the 2016-2021 term.

Election results of 13th Party Central Committee announced

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s Central Committee has been elected with 200 members for the 13th Congress (2021-26), unchanged from the previous term.

Many more local leaders elected

Some provinces have elected new chairs and Party secretaries.

Chastened Merkel braces for coalition tussle after vote

 Germany’s Angela Merkel turns to the complex task of sounding out partners in a potentially fragile coalition after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday’s election

Dutch PM Rutte scores big victory over far-right Wilders

 Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, 

General Ngo Xuan Lich recommeded as Defence Minister

 On April 8, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc submitted a list of nominated candidates for the positions of deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and other Government officials.

National Assembly debates relief of Prime Minister position

 On April 6, National Assembly (NA) deputies discussed in groups the relieving of duty of the current Prime Minister as part of the agenda of the 13th legislature’s last meeting.

Lawmakers elect leaders of NA’s committees

 Legislators cast secret ballots to elect the new Chairman of the National Assembly’s Ethnic Council, heads of several NA committees and State Auditor General during a plenary session in Hanoi on April 5 as part of the 13th legislature’s 11th session.

Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang nominated for VN Presidentship

 On March 31, the newly-elected National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presented the NA Standing Committee’s nomination of Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang for the post of State President.

Vietnam may have first National Assembly Chairwoman this week

The National Assembly this week will begin the personnel task, starting on Wednesday, March 30 by dismissing the head of the National Assembly and electing the new one. The only nominee for the postion is NA Vice Chair Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Hanoi: 87 candidates for 14th National Assembly election

 The Hanoi Fatherland Front on March 15 received 87 application papers from candidates running for the deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA).

Sub-committee discusses security for NA deputy election

 The Social Order , Safety and Security Sub-Committee of the National Election Council convened its first session in Hanoi January 8, under the chair of National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son.

Japan election: Voters back Shinzo Abe as PM wins new term

 Japan's ruling coalition has won a new two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy.

Japan's economy dips into recession

 Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.

Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko in talks over rebel polls

Ukraine's president is to chair a crisis meeting of his security chiefs, following elections in rebel-held areas which Kiev describes as a "farce".

Brazil chooses its new president in tightest election in decades

 Millions of Brazilians are set to vote for a new president in what correspondents say is the tightest vote the country has seen in decades.

Hong Kong officials to meet student protesters for talks

 The Hong Kong government is to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.

Ashraf Ghani to be sworn in as new Afghan president

 Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani is set to be inaugurated in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul.