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Vietnam's Parliament to Vote on Prime Minister Dung's Dismissal

  • Vote follows Dung's failure to become Communist Party chief
  • Lawmakers to vote on three new top leaders in coming weeks

Vietnamese legislators will vote in the coming weeks on whether to dismiss Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung two months after he failed in his bid to become the Communist Party’s chief.

The National Assembly previously had been scheduled to meet during the summer to complete the nation’s once-in-five-year political transition. Lawmakers will also vote on dismissing President Truong Tan Sang and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung during meetings to be held March 31 to April 12, Nguyen Hanh Phuc, general secretary of National Assembly, said at a briefing in Hanoi.