Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong casts ballots in the elections of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level People’s Councils on May 23 morning (Photo: VNA)
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong came to Polling Station No 4 of Nguyen Du
ward, Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trung district, on May 23 morning to cast his vote in the elections
of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and all-level
People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 term.
After the election opening
ceremony, the Party leader, together with the 90-year-old Hoang Thanh Tuyen and
the 19-year-old Hoang Tuyen Minh – the eldest and youngest voters in the voting
unit, and Buddhist monk Thich Dam Linh, cast the first ballots.
Following that, local voters
also exercised their right and duty of citizens.
Talking to reporters of
domestic and foreign press agencies after voting, the Party General Secretary,
who is also a candidate of Hanoi in the NA election, said he and other voters
nationwide hope that all of those elected to the 15th parliament and
all-level People’s Councils will do their utmost for the sake of the people and
the country, fulfilling their responsibilities and duties in line with the
Constitution and laws.
Thanking voters and the
people for actively supporting the elections, he stressed that this is the 15th and the largest-ever general elections, with nearly 70 million voters who will
select 500 deputies to the 15th NA, nearly 4,000 deputies to provincial-level
People’s Councils, and over 240,000 others to communal-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure.
He expressed his belief that the
elections will be successful and truly a festival of all people./.