President of the VFF Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council Do Van Chien speaks at the third consultative conference in Hanoi on April 16 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The third consultative conference held by the Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee in Hanoi on
April 16 adopted a final list of 205 eligible candidates nominated by central agencies and organisations for the upcoming
election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly.
A number of reports were delivered to the conference on the outcomes of
meetings collecting voter opinions on the nominees at their places of work and in
Chairing the conference, President of the VFF Central Committee and Vice
Chairman of the National Election Council (NEC) Do Van Chien said the second
consultative conference on March 19 compiled a preliminary list of 205 candidates
nominated by central agencies for the 15th NA election.
They are among 1,083 candidates running for seats in the legislature,
which also include 888 people nominated by local organisations and units and 75
self-nominated candidates. The ratio of candidates to deputies now stands at
The VFF Central Committee has sent working groups to check on preparations
for elections in a number of cities and provinces, explore certain challenges
these localities are facing in making preparations for the elections, and propose timely solutions.
These issues were put on the table at a virtual meeting hosted by the VFF
Central Committee on April 15.
Chien said the third consultative conference is very important for the
election as it is the last of its kind that establishes a final list of
eligible candidates for submission to the NEC.
He also took the occasion to urge Vietnamese people nationwide to
actively engage in voter meetings, talks, and seminars held by the VFF and
local administrations, and vote at the elections on May 23, to exercise their
rights and fulfill duties as citizens./.