At the working session (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – National Assembly Vice
Chairman Do Ba Ty inspected preparations for the elections of deputies to the 15th legislature and People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure in Ho Chi Minh City
on April 19.
working session with the NA delegation, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Council Pham Duc Hai
reported working plans to ensure social safety and order for the elections.
Accordingly, the municipal Election Committee
established sub-committees to serve the elections, held weekly meetings with
election committees of 21 districts and Thu Duc city on the progress
of the preparations.
of seminars were also held to popularise the Law on the Election of Deputies to
the National Assembly and People’s Councils, the Law on the Organisation of the
NA, the Law on the Organisation of Local Administrations, and documents guiding
So far, there have been 50
nominees for the election of NA lawmakers, 16 of them are women. All hold
bachelor degrees and above. Meanwhile, there are 169 candidates running for
seats of the municipal People’s Council, including 63 women. Up to 165 of
them hold bachelor degrees and above.
Director of the municipal
Department of Public Security Maj. Gen. Le Hong Nam said local security and order have been basically
maintained. The city's police are working with authorities and competent
agencies to protect the elections.
Ty, who is also head of the subcommittee for security, order and health, asked the municipal departments and agencies to
continue raising public awareness of the elections, ensuring that it will take place in a democratic and fair manner.
He also urged the municipal
police to fight distortions, enhance inspection in major areas, and
come up with firefighting plans at voting areas./.