Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation Truong Thi Mai casts her vote at Polling Station No.4 in Vinh Phuc commune, Hanoi's Ba Dinh district. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Party, State and Government
officials, both incumbent and former, headed to the polls in Hanoi on May 23
morning, along with voters across the country, to cast their votes to select deputies
to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Council at all
levels in 2021-2026 tenure.
Among them were former Politburo member and former NA
Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former Politburo member and former standing
member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo
member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation
Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, Politburo
member and Minister of Public Security To Lam and Politburo member and Chief
Justice of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong comes to vote at Polling Station No.4 in Nguyen Du commune, Hanoi's Hai Ba Trung district. (Photo: VNA)
Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh casts a ballot in Lieu Giai commune, Hanoi's Ba Dinh district. (Photo: VNA)
They were among the first in the capital city to cast
their own votes and exercise their rights and duties as a citizen after the
elections officially started at 7am.
The entire city looks fresh and vibrant with banners,
posters, flowers and flags seen everywhere, from small alleys to main streets
to welcome the most important political event of the year.
Stringent preventive measures against COVID-19 are put in
place in all polling stations city-wide. Temperature check, hand sanitisers and
face masks are provided in every station along with a health worker.
A separate area has been also set up in each polling
station for voters with body temperature of more than 37 Celsius degree or those
under medical monitoring./.