THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 32/2001/QH10
Hanoi, December 25, 2001
 LAW
ON ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
(No. 32/2001/QH10 of December 25, 2001)
Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which was amended and supplemented under Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10 of December 25, 2001 of the Xth National Assembly, 10th session;
This Law provides for organization and operation of the Government.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- The Government is the executive body of the National Assembly, and is the highest State administrative agency of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The Government shall exercise the unified management of the performance of the State’s political, socio-economic, defense, security and external relation tasks; ensure the effectiveness of the State apparatus from the central to grassroots level; ensure the respect for, and the observance of, the Constitution and laws; promote the people’s mastery in the cause of building and defending the Fatherland, thus ensuring stability and improving the people’s material and spiritual lives.
The Government shall take responsibility before the National Assembly and report on its activities to the National Assembly, the National Assembly Standing Committee and the State President.
Article 2.- The Government’s organizational structure is composed of:

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- The ministries;
- The ministerial-level agencies.
The National Assembly shall decide on the establishment or abolition of ministries and ministerial-level agencies at the proposal of the Prime Minister.
Article 3.- The Government is composed of:
- The Prime Minister;
- The deputy prime ministers;
- The ministers and the heads of the ministerial-level agencies.
The numbers of deputy prime ministers, ministers and heads of the ministerial-level agencies shall be decided by the National Assembly.
The Prime Minister shall be elected, relieved from office and dismissed by the National Assembly at the proposal of the State President.
The Prime Minister shall submit to the National Assembly for ratification proposals on the appointment, removal from office, dismissal and resignation of deputy prime ministers, ministers and heads of the ministerial-level agencies.

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Based on resolutions of the National Assembly, the State President shall appoint, relieve from office, demote, or approve the resignation of, the deputy prime ministers, ministers and heads of the ministerial-level agencies.
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