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Vietnam's parliament elects first female speaker

Vietnams parliament elects first female speaker

Hanoi: Vietnam's National Assembly (NA) on Thursday elected Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as the country's first female house speaker.

Ngan has been elected and sworn in as the NA Chairperson with 472 "yes" votes out of 481 valid ballots at the ongoing 11th session of the 13th NA, Xinhua news agency reported.

Meanwhile, she was also elected as the Chairperson of the National Election Council with 467 "yes" votes out of 477 valid ballots.

Prior to the election, Ngan served as Vice Chairperson of the NA from July 2011.

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