- Election date: April 11, 1971

- Rate of turnout: 98.88%

- Number of elected deputies: 420

- Structure of National Assembly:

+ Workers: 22.3%

+ Farmers: 21.4%

+ Intellectuals: 17.1%

+ Party members: 75.4%

+ Ethnic minority people: 17.3%

+ Women: 29.7%

Characteristics and Marks of the term

The 4th National Assembly encouraged the army and people to carry out two revolutionary strategic tasks: intensifying the struggle for national liberation in the south, persistently protecting and building socialism, defeating the war of destruction waged by the enemy, and mobilising human and material resources for the great frontline to defeat the US imperialist invaders and their henchmen.
After the signing of the Paris Peace Accords on Vietnam, the National Assembly approved measures to ensure the strict implementation of the agreement.
At the same time, it also decided on important issues of the State in order to quickly settle the consequences of the war, restore and develop the national economy, develop culture, stabilise people's lives, consolidate national defence, continue the cause of building material and technical infrastructure of socialism in the north, and together with the people in the south successfully complete the cause of liberating the south, thus reunifying the country.
The 4th National Assembly was the one of winning over the US invaders, persisting and continuing building socialism, recovering the national economy, and healing the wounds of the war, and preparing to bring the country into a new era.
During its 4 years of operation, the 4th National Assembly convened five sessions and the National Assembly Standing Committee, 53, passing 559 resolutions on issues within the committee’s authority.
The National Assembly approved the organisation of a number of ministries and ministerial-level agencies, appointed a number of members to the Government, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuracy, and ambassadors of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam abroad.
The 4th National Assembly lasted from July 1971 to March 1975 with five sessions.

Outstanding plenary sessions

* First session in Hanoi from June 6-10, 1971

- The National Assembly elected:

+ State President: Ton Duc Thang

+ Vice State President: Nguyen Luong Bang

+ The NA Standing Committee with 23 full and three alternate members

+ NA Chairman: Truong Chinh

+ Prime Minister: Pham Van Dong

+ Committees of the NA: Committee for Legal Affairs, Planning-Budget Committee; Committee on Reunification; Committee on Ethnic Affairs; Committee on Cultural and Social Affairs.

* Third session in Hanoi from February 18-21, 1973

The National Assembly passed a resolution on the signing of the agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam.

* Fourth session in February, 1974, the NA Committee on External Relations was established.

* Fifth session from December 23-25, 1974, approved a resolution on amending Articles 11 and 12 of the Law on the Election of NA deputies of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Laws passed by the 4th National Assembly

  • September 11, 1972 :
    Ordinance regulating forest protection