25 Jul '11, 10am

Vietnam names new president

Vietnam on Monday named a longtime rival of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung as its new president, a largely symbolic post in the communist nation. Truong Tan Sang, 62, was confirmed for the job by a vote of the one-party National Assembly, after he was formally nominated as the sole candidate over the weekend. "He has been voted president," with more than 97 percent of 496 votes, said an official from the Assembly's press centre, asking not to be named. Sang, the country's ninth president, will take on a post first held by revered founding father Ho Chi Minh. Sang had been the ruling Communist Party's de facto number two since 2006 and, according to analysts, mounted an aggressive challenge for the prime minister's job before the party's secretive January congress, which determined top leadership posts. Those positions are being confirmed this week, and Dung is almost certa...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/vietnam-names-president-10463699...

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