President of the city’s Fatherland Front Committee To Thi Bich Chau (R) chairs the second consultative conference. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) –
Ho Chi Minh City’s Fatherland Front organised a second
consultative conference on March 18 on the list of candidates for the upcoming
elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) for the
2021-2026 tenure, where consensus was reached.
Standing Vice President of the city’s Fatherland Front Committee, Nguyen Thanh Trung,
said that as of March 16, it had received 51 applications to run for the
election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly, including from 15 self-nominated
Sixteen candidates are female (accounting for 31 percent of the total), 16 are non-Party
members (31 percent), eight are under 40 years old (16 percent), eight are from
ethnic minorities (15 percent), and 15 are seeking re-election (29 percent). Of
the total, 98 percent have completed graduate or post-graduate studies, Trung
Participants voted in favour of the list.
Participants at the conference vote in favour of the list. (Photo: VNA)
They were also unanimous in voting in favour of the list of deputies to the
municipal People’s Council for the 2021-2026 tenure, with 172 nominations, including
23 non-Party members, 58 women, 29 under 40, 15 ethnic minorities, 51 seeking re-election,
and 13 self-nominated. Some 99 percent of candidates have completed graduate or
Chairing the conference, President of the city’s Fatherland Front To Thi Bich
Chau said that from March 21 to April 13, the front’s standing committee will
organise a conference to determine whether NA candidates have the confidence of
voters in their residential area and whether People’s Council candidates have
the confidence of voters in their places of work.
A third consultative conference is scheduled for April 17.
According to the allocation from the NA Standing Committee, HCM City is to
elect 30 deputies to the 15th NA and 95 deputies to the municpal
The elections are set to take place
on May 23./.