The National Assembly Standing Committee made the above announcement on January 18 following the third extraordinary session of the 15th National Assembly.
The decision was made in accordance with the 2013 Constitution, which stipulates that in case of vacancy of the presidency, the vice president shall serve as acting president until a new president is elected by the National Assembly.
Earlier the same day, the National Assembly approved the resolution on relieving Nguyen Xuan Phuc from his post as President of Viet Nam for the 2021-2026 tenure and allowing him to cease performing duties as deputy to the 15th legislature.
Vo Thi Anh Xuan, born in 1970 in the southern province of An Giang, holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry Pedagogy and a master's in Public Management.
She is a member of the 12th and 13th Party Central Committee, and a National Assembly deputy in its 14th and 15th tenure.
Vo assumed the position of Viet Nam's Vice President in April 2021, and was re-elected for the 2021-26 term in July the same year.
Previously, she held the positions of the Vice Chairperson of An Giang provincial People's Committee, Deputy Secretary and then Secretary of the An Giang provincial Party Committee from 2010 to April 2021./.