Vietnam’s legislature (National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) voted to make Pham Minh Chinh, a member of the Communist party with a history as a security official, the country’s next Prime Minister of the country. Outgoing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was appointed the new President. The votes of the nearly 500 members of the National Assembly rubber-stamped the leadership picks the Communist party made during its national congress in January.

Vietnam National Assembly selects Prime Minister & President Vietnam National Assembly selects Prime Minister & President