Vietnam's PM wins approval in parliamentary confidence vote

Vietnam`s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survived a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, with 64 percent of the delegates giving a vote of `high confidence` in his leadership and 14 percent showing`low confidence`.

Reuters| Updated: Nov 15, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Hanoi: Vietnam`s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survived a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, with 64 percent of the delegates giving a vote of `high confidence` in his leadership and 14 percent showing`low confidence`.

Since last year the National Assembly has begun voting annually to pass judgement on key officials` performance. As many as 485 delegates were present at the confidence vote, running the rule over 50 government officials

State Bank of Vietnam Governor Nguyen Van Binh obtained a `high confidence` vote of 64.9 percent, while State President Truong Tan Sang scored 76 percent, according to a National Assembly statement delivered to a plenary session.