NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the opening session of the conference. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Chairman of the 14th National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue, who is
also head of the National Election Council, chaired a national teleconference
on May 18 to review preparations for the coming elections.
The top legislator said the elections
of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level People’s Councils for the
2021 - 2026 tenure are a significant political event of the country, and that
all the preparations have basically been completed and ready for the election
day, May 23.
Even the localities facing
the most disadvantages at present like northern Bac Giang and Bac Ninh
provinces and central Da Nang city, which are witnessing complex COVID-19
developments, have also shown their determination to organise the elections on
schedule and successfully, he said, describing that as a very strong political
With regard to COVID-19
prevention and control, Hue said all the personnel involved in the election
preparations have undergone testing, and they are receiving vaccinations,
especially in high-risk areas. The inoculations have also been provided for the
He asked for flexibility in
arranging polling stations in the places with social distancing imposed,
concentrated quarantine sites, and locked-down areas.
The NA leader also agreed
with some localities’ proposal on holding early voting in the areas with a complicated
COVID-19 situation, stressing the determination that no localities or
constituencies have to hold voting behind schedule./.