Hanoi finalizes list of candidates nominated for deputies of 15th NA (13:40 19/04/2021)

HNP - The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)’s Hanoi committee held the third consultative conference to draw up a list of eligible candidates for the upcoming election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) on April 16, under the chair of its Chairwoman Nguyen Lan Huong.

At the third consultative conference.

The event saw the attendance of member of the Party Central Committee and Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen; Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council and Standing Vice Chairwoman of the municipal Election Committee Phung Thi Hong Ha; and representatives of Party organizations under the municipal  Party Committee and the Department of Home Affairs.
According to election regulations, three rounds of consultative conferences will be held  to select worthy candidates for the election in a democratic manner.
Presenting a report at the conference, Vice Chairman of the VFF’s Hanoi Committee Nguyen Anh Tuan said from March 21 to April 13, the Committee held meetings to collect voters' opinion at the place of residence or workplace of the candidates.
Among 72 candidates, 21 gave up their candidacy  and one received less than 50% of confidence votes at meetings of voters in the neighborhood, and one was under police investigation.
At the third consultative conference, participants discussed and adopted the official list of 36 eligible candidates for NA deputies. Of these, 3 are self-nominated.
Speaking at the conference, VFF’s Hanoi committee Chairwoman Nguyen Lan Huong said the preparations for the election are going according to schedule and in compliance with regulations.
She added, after the conference, the Standing Committee of the VFF’s Hanoi Committee would send the minutes of the third consultation meeting to the National Election Council, the National Assembly Standing Committee, the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and Hanoi Election Commission.
At the same time, the Standing Committee of the VFF’s Hanoi’s Committee plans to hold meetings for the candidates to meet voters in their residence places and  exercise their rights in accordance with the Law on Election of Deputies to the National Assembly and Deputies to People's Councils as well as the guidance of the Party Central Committe, Huong stated.
Huong urged the VFF’s committees at all levels to enhance inspection, and prepare conditions necessary for the success, and democratic, equal, safe, and thrifty organization of the election in line with legal regulations.
She requested for more efforts to ensure that the election will truly become a festival of the people.
The elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure are scheduled to take place on May 23. 
There will be a total of 500 seats in the 15th National Assembly at both central and local levels, according to a resolution adopted by the NA Standing Committee.
The number of NA deputies at central level will be 207, accounting for 41.4% and 293 come from local level or 58.6%.
Of the total figure, about 95 lawmakers or 14 per cent will be members of the Party Central Committee, including Politburo members.
The number of ethnic minority deputies is expected to account for 18 per cent of the number of official nominees to the NA and female deputies should reach at least 35 per cent, the resolution said.

By Tran Huong



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