Vietnam parliament elects first woman chair
- Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan became the country’s first parliament chairwoman, the fourth-highest government office.
- Legislators lauded the historic moment and noted the ongoing push for 30% of the parliament’s seats to be occupied by women.
- Her election was expected after she was re-elected to the 19-member Politburo within the Communist Party, the lead decision-making body in the country.
“Vietnam has first chairwoman of parliament” (Thanh Nien News)
“Vietnam elects first woman to lead parliament” (Deutsche Welle)
“Vietnam Elects First Chairwoman of Parliament” (AP via ABC News)
(Image Credit: Ngoc Thang/Thanh Nien)