Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Vice Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Minister of National Defence, casts ballots on May 23 morning (Photo: VNA)
voters across the country, constituents of the Vietnam People’s Army exercised
the right and duty to vote on May 23 to select deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026.
Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang,
Vice Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Minister of National
Defence, was the first to drop off ballots at a polling station in Dien Bien
ward of Hanoi’s Ba Dinh district in the morning.
Meanwhile, Gen. Luong Cuong, member
of the Politburo and the Central Military Commission’s Standing Board and
Chairman of the army’s General Department of Politics, cast his votes in Cua
Dong ward, Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district.
He was also joined by the
vice chairmen of the General Department of Politics, including Sen. Lt. Gen.
Tran Quang Phuong, Lt. Gen. Trinh Van Quyet, and Sen. Lt. Gen. Do Can.
Military personnel drop off their ballots on May 23 morning (Photo: VNA)
The Vietnam People’s Army has
33 candidates in the NA election and 1,108 others in the People’s Council
elections, including 99 candidates for seats in provincial-level People’s
Councils, 781 for district-level People’s Councils, and 228 for communal-level
The military units performing
sea, island, and border safeguarding duties and those tasked with protecting
the elections were allowed to hold early voting on May 4 and 22.
On the election
day, nearly 69.2 million voters nationwide will select 500 deputies to the 15th
NA, nearly 4,000 to provincial-level People’s Councils, almost 23,000 to
district-level People’s Councils, and over 240,000 to communal-level People’s