Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was dealt a rare public blow yesterday, winning the full support of fewer than half of members of a parliament dominated by the ruling Communist Party in the country's first-ever confidence vote.Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 2:52am
Vietnam’s prime minister survived a non-confidence ballot in the national assembly on Tuesday, but with his position weakened after more than 30 per cent of its members voted against him.
Premier Nguyen Tan Dung and 48 other high officials faced the test, the first of what will be an annual exercise aimed at showing the country that its leaders are accountable.11 Jun 2013 - 11:52am
Vietnam's leaders faced their first confidence vote in the communist-controlled parliament yesterday, as the authoritarian regime seeks to defuse growing public anger over corruption and a lack of political accountability.11 Jun 2013 - 2:24am
Forty-five years ago, as the Vietnam war raged on, Chuck Hagel and Nguyen Tan Dung were on opposite sides of combat serving in the Mekong Delta - both wounded more than once as they battled for their countries.3 Jun 2013 - 3:28am
Vietnam has passed a new law requiring top elected officials including the prime minister to win the support of parliament in annual votes.
From next year top officials, from the president to Supreme Court judges, would have to face an annual confidence vote at the 500-member communist-dominated National Assembly, the official Vietnam News Agency said.23 Nov 2012 - 2:42am
It is not every day that a Vietnamese national assemblyman publicly confronts a sitting prime minister and Politburo Standing Committee member live on national TV, suggesting that the latter resign. Yet that was what transpired last week, when lawmaker Duong Trung Quoc spoke out against Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am 4 comments
A bold Vietnamese lawmaker has suggested to the prime minister that it might be time for him to step down. The rare show of public dissent in the one-party-ruled state came yesterday in the national assembly.
Duong Trung Quoc told Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that it was "time to take responsibility, not just apologise" for the massive losses accrued by state-owned enterprises.15 Nov 2012 - 2:40am
Vietnam's prime minister admitted yesterday that his government had made mistakes in its stewardship of the troubled economy, in the latest bout of self-criticism by the secretive communist regime.23 Oct 2012 - 4:28am
One thing that sets the one-party government of Vietnam apart from its counterpart in China is the political reform a few years ago that strengthened rank-and-file participation and accountability of officials, without weakening the party's grip on power. Sadly, that did not prevent economic mismanagement leading to inflation, devaluation, corruption and a debt-stricken banking system.22 Oct 2012 - 2:52am
Mo Yan21 Oct 2012 - 1:39am