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Standing Committee of the National Assembly

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Standing Committee of the National Assembly

The Standing Committee of the National Assembly, formerly known as the Council of State, is the highest standing body of the National Assembly of Vietnam. Its members, who serve as a collective presidency for Vietnam, are elected from among National Assembly deputies.

Council of State (1980–1992)

The Council of State was "responsible and accountable" to the National Assembly, according to Chapter VII of the 1980 Constitution. It played a more active role than the titular presidency provided for in the 1959 constitution and, in addition, it assumed the day-to-day duties of the former Standing Committee of the National Assembly under the old constitution. The council held both legislative and executive powers, but in actuality it wielded less power than the  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Library of Congress Country Studies.

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