At the consultation conference (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The first consultation conference
on candidate nomination for the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National
Assembly for the 2021-2026 tenure was held online in Hanoi on February 4,
linking with Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Thanh Hoa.
Speaking at the event, President of the Vietnam Fatherland
Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said the conference aims to reach consensus
on the structure and number of candidates nominated by central organisations
for the upcoming elections.
According to regulations, the conference will be held three
times to select candidates for the elections of deputies to the National Assembly
and People’s Councils.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan described
the elections as the country’s important political event and an opportunity for
the people to exercise their right to mastery via choosing and electing their
qualified representatives to the National Assembly and People’s Councils at all
It is also a chance to continue building, consolidating and
perfecting the law-governed socialist State of the people, by the people and
for the people.
The NA Standing Committee estimated the number of
central-level deputies at 207 and others of local level at 293. The number of deputies
outside the Party will be 25 - 50, deputies aged below 40 will stand at around
50 while some 160 will be re-elected.
At least 18 percent of deputies will be ethnic minorities
while 35 percent will be women.
The structure and number of candidates will be finalised on
The nominated and self-nominated candidates must submit
personal papers for election no later than March 14./.