NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the working session. (Photo: VNA)
An Giang (VNA) -
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on March 18
asked the Mekong Delta province of An Giang to pay more heed to safeguarding
security and order as well as COVID-19 prevention and control at border areas,
thus ensuring the safety of elections of deputies to the 15th NA and
all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure, which are slated for May
At a working
session with the provincial steering committee for elections, Ngan, who is also
head of the National Election Council, urged An Giang to continue with
information and communications tasks to raise public awareness about the
public opinions on the elections should be set up, she said, adding that conferences
collecting constituents’ votes of confidence on candidates need to be held as
called for the training of personnel in charge of election work, especially
members of election groups.
Giang’s preparations, the top legislator said it has seriously observed
guidelines on reducing both constituencies and deputies.
Binh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial
People’s Committee, and head of the steering committee for elections of An
Giang, said the province will elect nine deputies to the 15th NA and 62 others
to the provincial People’s Council.
As of 5pm on
March 14, the steering committee had received dossiers from 125 candidates,
including 15 for candidacy for the NA, he said.
steering committees for elections have also announced lists of constituencies
and the number of deputies to be elected in each constituency, as scheduled,
according to Binh./.