Vietnam's National Assembly on 2 April 2016 swore in Tran Dai Quang, Minister of Public Security, as the 9th President of the nation.
Among the 481 valid votes, 452 out of the total 494 members of the unicameral house, elected Quang, as the president.
A resolution approving Quang's presidency was also backed 93.12 per cent of the NA deputies at the plenary session.
Truong Tan Sang was the 8th President of Vietnam.
Who is Tran Dai Quang?
• Before being elected as the President of Vietnam, Quang served as Minister of Public Security from 2011 to 2016.
• He is a member of the 12th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in which he is ranked second, after General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
• He attended the People's Police School in 1972. From 1972 to 1975, he studied at the School of Foreign Languages Department of Cultural Affairs (now the Ministry of Public Security).
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