(Bloomberg) -- Vietnam’s National Assembly elected Tran Thanh Man to be its new chairman for a term ending in 2026, the legislature said Monday afternoon.

He succeeds Vuong Dinh Hue, who resigned as parliament chairman last month over violation of Communist Party regulations, according to a Party Central Committee statement, which did not provide details. Man was previously vice chairman of the parliament. 

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The National Assembly is expected to vote on Minister of Public Security To Lam’s nomination to become the nation’s next president later this week.

Man hails from the Mekong-Delta province of Hau Giang. The 61-year-old was head of the Vietnam Fatherland Front — a party-led organization — before becoming vice chairman of the National Assembly in April 2021, according to the parliament’s website.

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