Tran Dai Quang has sworn in as the ninth President of Vietnam after he was elected by country’s National Assembly. He succeeds Truong Tan Sang and shall have term of five years.
He was elected as President after he had secured 91.5% votes i.e. 452 valid votes out of the total 494 members of the unicameral house.
About Tran Dai Quang
- Prior to getting elected as the President of Vietnam, Quang had served as Minister of Public Security of the country from 2011 to 2016.
- He is a member of the 12th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam and is currently ranked second after General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trọ
- In August 2011 he was appointed Secretary of the Central Police Party Committee
- In 1972, he had attended the People’s Police School. He studied at the School of Foreign Languages Department of Cultural Affairs from 1972 to 1975.