Hau A Lenh, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (Photo: VNA)
– Self-nominated candidates will have opportunities to secure
a seat in the National Assembly - the country’s most powerful agency - in the
upcoming election slated for May 23, said Hau A Lenh, Vice President and
General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.
Talking to the press, Lenh, who is also a member of the
Party Central Committee, affirmed that all Vietnamese citizens who meet
necessary conditions have the right to self-nomination.
All elections of deputies to the National Assembly and
People’s Councils at all levels have never had any obstructions as self-nomination
is citizens’ right, Lenh said, adding that nominated and self-nominated
candidates have equal interests.
The NA Standing Committee’s resolution on the structure,
component, and number of deputies to the 15th NA regulates that the number of
deputies who are not Party members are expected to reach 25-50, equivalent to
5-10 percent, he stated.
Regarding an increase in the number of full-time deputies in
the upcoming legislature, Lenh said that the number of deputies from law
enforcement and judicial agencies, localities and several centrally-run agencies
will decrease, while the number of full-time deputies from the NA’s committees
and bodies will increase.
According to the official, the adjustment is suitable, as it
is necessary to have more full-time deputies who are able to participate in
intensive research in making laws and carrying out the NA’s functions.
Regarding some deputies of the 14th NA committing
nationality violations, Lenh said that the VFF plans to intensify supervision
and establish supervision delegations.
From March 5, the first phase of the supervision work will
be conducted, with the focus on standards of nominees, he added./.