Chairman of the NA’s Council for Ethnic Affairs Ha Ngoc Chien (Photo: VNA)
- Ethnic minority
candidates in the upcoming elections in Vietnam were equipped with campaign
skills during a meeting held in Hanoi on April 23 by the National Assembly (NA)’s
Council for Ethnic Affairs and the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority
More than 80 candidates from 16 northern cities
and provinces running for seats in the 15th NA and provincial-level
People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 term attended the event.
In his opening remarks, Chairman of the NA’s
Ethnic Affairs Council Ha Ngoc Chien said that ensuring the ratio of ethnic
minority candidates is among the issues the council has paid attention to.
Therefore, ahead of the elections in recent
tenures, with the NA Standing Committee’s permission, the Ethnic Affairs
Council and the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs have organised meetings
to provide training on campaign skills for ethnic minority candidates.
He noted that most ethnic minority candidates in
the upcoming NA and all-level People’s Council elections are newcomers, and
their access to information and campaign skills, especially the building of
action plans, voter persuasion skills, and presentation skills, remains
These are considerable barriers to their success
in the elections, Chien said, expressing his hope that the meeting will create
more opportunities for the candidates to be successful, thus contributing to
the success of the elections, which are slated for May 23.
Participants were provided with fundamental
knowledge about the Party’s guidelines and policies as well as State laws on
ethnic minority affairs, campaigning skills, the tasks and power of
people-elected representatives, and media skills.
According to legal regulations on elections, the
electoral campaign period will start on the date of the announcement of
official lists of candidates and end before 7am on May 22./.