Vietnam parliament approves Phuc as PM for five-year term

April 7, 2016 1:50 AM

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Vietnam parliament approves Phuc as PM for five-year term

HANOI Vietnam's National Assembly approved Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the country's prime minister on Thursday, completing a new core leadership trio to rule the fast-growing nation for the next five years.

Phuc, 61, rises from deputy prime minister to head of a government tasked with continuing broad economic reforms. He replaces Nguyen Tan Dung, who has served a maximum two terms in office and is no longer part of the Communist Party's top brass.

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