Posters on the elections of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure (Photo: VNA)
Preparations have been completed in all constituencies nationwide for over 69
million voters to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and
all-level People’s Councils for the 2021 - 2026 tenure on May 23.
In its report, the Government
noted that despite complicated and unpredictable COVID-19 developments, thanks
to the drastic and timely directions and the close coordination between the
National Election Council, the NA Standing Committee, the Government, the Prime
Minister, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and local Party
committees and authorities, election preparations have been carried out in
conformity with the Politburo’s directions and legal regulations.
Minister of Home Affairs Pham
Thi Thanh Tra said to gear up for the elections, organisations in charge of the
voting have been set up in localities, with 63 election committees at the
provincial level, 682 others at the district level, and 10,134 at the communal
Police officers of Hanoi's Ba Dinh district check the preparations for the elections (Photo: VNA)
As many as 84,767 election
groups have been established in constituencies across the country. Localities’
data show that there are 69,198,594 voters in the coming elections.
Meanwhile, the official list of
candidates in the NA election consists of 866 people, including 203 from
central agencies, 663 from localities, and nine self-nominated. The new
parliament will have 500 deputies.
There are 6,201 candidates in
the election of deputies to provincial-level People’s Councils, including 18
self-nominated. Among them, 3,727 are set to be selected.
So far, the National Election
Council has agreed to early voting in some constituencies with certain
disadvantages in 15 provincial-level localities, namely Hai Phong, Can Tho, Ca
Mau, Quang Binh, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Binh Dinh, Dak Lak,
Dak Nong, Kon Tum, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Nghe An, and Bac Lieu./.