Legislators elect high-ranking officials

15:58 | 27/07/2016 Events

Legislators casted secret ballots to elect the Vice State President, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy in Hanoi on July 27, the sixth working day of the 14th National Assembly’s first session.

Legislators elect high-ranking officials

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (M), Chief Judge Nguyen Hoa Binh (R) and Prosecutor General Le Minh Tri (L) (Source: VNA)

478 out of 488 deputies present at the plenary sitting, or 96.76% of lawmakers, voted for Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh as Vice President for the 2016-2021 tenure.

With 473 approval votes, or 95.75%, Nguyen Hoa Binh was elected as Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court; 448 deputies, or 90.69%, chose Le Minh Tri for the post of Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

The parliament then approved draft resolutions on electing the positions with a majority of “for” votes.

In his inaugural address, Nguyen Hoa Binh vowed to be “unconditionally loyal to the nation, people and the Constitution, and make concerted efforts to fulfil the tasks assigned by the Party, the State and people.”

He pledged to build a pure court system that performs its tasks as stipulated in the Constitution to protect justice, human rights, citizens’ rights, socialism, the State’s interests, and legitimate rights and interests of organisations and inpiduals.

More consideration will be given to building a staff of judges with good professional skills and a sense of justice, he said.

Binh called on legislators to increase their supervision over all-level court activities in order to make the court a symbol of justice, deserving of people’s expectations./.


Source: NDO/VNA

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