Vietnam elects prime minister amid big challenges

April 7, 2016 2:19 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam's National Assembly has elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as prime minister, and he takes office at a time of soaring public debt, a serious budget deficit and China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea.

In a televised inaugural speech Thursday, Phuc vowed to push up with reforms, fight corruption and defend the country's sovereignty.

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