Truong Thi Mai becomes first female head of PCC’s Commission for Organization
The Politburo has picked Truong Thi Mai, head of the Party Central Committee’s (PCC) Commission for Mass Mobilization, as head of the PCC’s Commission for Organization, replacing Pham Minh Chinh, who was earlier elected as prime minister.
Mai is the first female head of the commission in its history, the local media reported.
Mai, 63, born in Quang Binh Province, holds a Master's degree in public administration and Bachelor’s degrees in history and law.
Before serving as head of the Commission for Mass Mobilization, she was head of the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs.
Between August 1994 and 2002, she held the post of secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's Central Committee. From March 1998 to February 2003, she was president of the Vietnam Youth Federation.
In related news, the NA has relieved two deputy chairpersons---former NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong and former Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh---and eight members of the National Election Council.
Do Van Chien, secretary of the Party Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and Vice State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan have been elected to replace Phong and Thinh.
The eight new members of the council comprise Mai, Minister of National Defense Phan Van Giang, NA Vice Chairmen Nguyen Duc Hai and Nguyen Khac Dinh, head of the NA Standing Committee’s Board for Deputy Affairs Nguyen Thi Thanh, head of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong, Minister of Home Affairs and deputy head of the PCC’s Commission for Organization Pham Thi Thanh Tra and first secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's Central Committee and president of the Vietnam Youth Federation Nguyen Anh Tuan.
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc handed over the duty of Prime Minister to new Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a ceremony on April 8.