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State leadership to be elected during second week of 15th NA’s first session

The election of key positions in the State leadership will be the focus of the second and also the last working week, from July 26 to 28, of the 15th National Assembly’s first session.

On July 26, the NA is scheduled to elect the State President, the Prime Minister, the Vice State President, the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court, and the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

Lawmakers will also made decisions about the structure and the number of members of the Government, and vote on the appointment of deputy prime ministers, ministers, and other members of the Government; the vice chairperson and members of the National Defence and Security Council; and justices of the Supreme People’s Court.

Deputies will look into the implementation of the socio-economic development and State budget plans during the first six months and tasks in the latter half of this year to fulfill the yearly plans; the socio-economic development plan for 2021 - 2025, which includes the intensification of the COVID-19 fight; and investment policy for the national target programmes on sustainable poverty reduction and new-style rural area building for 2021 - 2025.

These debates will be broadcast live on radio and television.

Other issues on the working programme in the coming days include the financial plan, the public borrowing and debt repayment plan, and the medium-term public investment plan for 2021 - 2025; the approval of the 2019 State budget balance; and the thrift practice and wastefulness prevention in 2020.

The NA is also set to vote on many important resolutions during the final working days of its first session.

The session’s closing ceremony on July 28 will be broadcast live on radio and television./.