Election of National Assembly (NA) and all-level people’s councils expected to select talented people vote

May 23, 2021 | 12:41
The election of the 15th National Assembly and all-level people’s councils for the 2021-2026 tenure has kicked off this morning, with 500 high-quality deputies for the legislature expected to take their seats with high responsibility and ethics for national vital issues.    
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Preparing ballot boxes NA vote

This morning, 84-year-old Nguyen Gia Lan woke up early to make preparations for his vote casiting at a ballot section in Xuan Dinh Ward in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem district.

Lan has been living in the locality since 1937 and where he has cast the vote for the NA for the 13th time.

“I hope that my vote for those candidates will mean that they will make contribution to the nation, with people’s life to get more affluent,” Lan said in his traditional custume, also the most beautiful one he often wears when there is special event in the locality.

Lan is the first to cast the vote at this ballot.

After Lan is 18-year-old voter Nguyen Thai Duong, who cast the vote for the first time in his life, told VIR that he felt proud of having the first opportunity to cast the vote. He is the second to vote at the ballot.

“We young people are expecting to see a richer nation, with many talented people. We hope that the NA will have high-quality deputies,” Duong said.

Duong and Lan are among nearly 69.2 million voters throughout the country who on May 23 select 500 deputies to the 15th NA from 866 candidates, and 3,726 out of 6,199 candidates will be selected for provincial-level people’s councils. The elections for people’s councils at district and commune levels are also held.

A breakdown of the 866 candidates shows that 393 are women, 185 are members of ethnic minority groups, 74 are non-Party members, 224 are under 40 and 9 are self-nominated candidates.

Among the 866 candidates, 204 are seeking re-election to the NA.

For the provincial People’s Councils, voters will select 3,726 representatives from a total of 6,199 candidates, while 22,952 representatives will be picked from 37,468 candidates at the district level.

At the commune level, voters will elect 242,312 representatives from 405,244 candidates.

Earlier, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue called on voters nationwide to actively go to the polls to elect the most deserving deputies to the 15th legislature and all-level people’s councils for 2021-2026.

He said that voters should be well aware of their role and right to mastery. The selection of voters is the factor that decides the quality and efficiency of elected bodies, contributing to building the legal framework, improving the investment and business environment and promoting socio-economic development as well as to ensuring national defence-security, social welfare and the right to mastery of the people.

NA Chairman Hue also added that full-time deputies in the NA, who will account for at least 40 per cent of the total deputies under the 2020 Law on Organisation of the NA, will play the core role in law building, supreme supervision and decision making regarding the country's important issues, helping reforming and enhancing the professionalism of the legislature in the time ahead.

Nguyen Viet Chuc, former Vice Chairman of the NA’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, and Children, said that for Vietnam to realise its development dreams, the NA must be home to excellent deputies with good ethics and profound knowledge in law and socioeconomic affairs.

“They must be absolutely faithful to the interests of the people as they, on behalf of the people, decide on national vital issues which help the country out of the situation of lagging behind other nations, and gradually materialise its ambition to become a developed nation in the new development period,” Chuc said.

In 2020, Vietnam surprised the world with its impressive control of COVID-19 and its inspiring economic growth rate of 2.91 per cent in 2019, and an average annual 6.8 per cent in the 2016-2019 period, making the country one of the world’s top 10 nations with the highest growth, and also one of the 16 most successful emerging economies in the globe in 2020.

Last year, the economy’s GDP is estimated to be about VND6.3 quadrillion ($273.9 billion), up by VND263 trillion ($11.43 billion) against 2019, ranking fourth in Southeast Asia, with total export-import turnover of $543.9 billion, up 5.2 per cent on-year – fetching a record trade surplus of $19.1 billion, notably in the context of strong decline in global trade.

Following are images for the election in some localities in Hanoi

election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Preparing ballot boxes NA
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Election teams are on their duties NA vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Medical staff ready for the election NA vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Medical staff ready for the election NA vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Election teams are on their duties NA vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Election teams are on their duties NA vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Votes going to ballot NA vote
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels
election of national assembly na and all level peoples councils expected to select talented people vote
Voters casting their vote s, hoping for talented people at the NA and people's councils at all levels

By Thanh Tung

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