Banners and posters disseminating the general elections (Photo: VNA)
– National Assembly Chairman Vuong
Dinh Hue has called on voters nationwide to actively go to the polls to elect the
most deserving deputies to the 15th legislature and all-level People’s
Councils for 2021-2026.
Voters should be well aware of their role and right to mastery, he told the media in an interview ahead of the general elections, set to take place
on May 23.
The selection of deputies by voters is the factor that decides the quality and efficiency of elected bodies, contributing to building the legal framework, improving the investment and business environment and promoting socio-economic development as well as to ensuring national defence-security, social welfare and the right to mastery of the people, he said.
More than 69 million voters will go to 84,767 polling
stations across the country to elect deputies to the 15th NA and
all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026 on the day.
Given the COVID-19 spread, Hue, who is also head of the
National Election Council (NEC), urged voters to observe pandemic prevention
and control regulations on the election day.
Regarding preparations for the important political event,
the top legislator said the NA and its Standing Committee, the Government, the
NEC, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF), People’s Councils, People’s Committees
and Election Committees, and the entire political system have given the top
priority to the work, especially after the 13th National Party
Congress in January.
Notably, personnel preparations have been carried out
in line with regulations, ensuring democracy, in order to choose appropriate
candidates who have capacity and qualifications to undertake assigned tasks, he
Hue also highlighted efforts made in organising
meetings between candidates and voters, information and communications work,
and ensuring order, safety and security.
The NA Standing Committee and the NEC have sent groups
to supervise preparations in localities, asking them to draw up election
scenarios in case of natural disasters and pandemic outbreaks, according to the
Hue said he highly values the quick, thorough and
effective preparations by localities, which will
greatly contribute to the success of the event.
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (Photo: VNA)
All voters and people are looking forward to the election
day, the leader said, expressing his
belief that voter turnover will be high and the most eminent deputies will be
Asked about response to COVID-19, Hue said the NA
Standing Committee, the NEC, the Government and the VFF Central Committee have
issued documents instructing localities to set forth scenarios for pandemic
outbreak and natural disasters during the preparations as well as the election
Competent forces are working round the clock to trace
contact, seal off and stamp out epidemic clusters, and carry out COVID-19 vaccination, the NA Chairman went on.
Early voting has been held in certain localities like
Quang Nam and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, with voter turnout reaching 100 percent, and pandemic
prevention and control as well as security and safety ensured.
NA Chairman Hue also added that full-time deputies in the NA, who will account for at least 40 percent of the total deputies under the 2020 Law on Organisation of the NA, will play the core role in law building, supreme supervision and decision making regarding the country's important issues, helping reforming and enhancing the professionalism of the legislature in the time ahead./.