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Hanoi (VNA) – The standing board of the Vietnam
Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee asked localities to hold election
campaigns in accordance with requirements of COVID-19 prevention and control.
In a guideline issued on May 4, Vice Chairman of the VFF
Central Committee Ngo Sach Thuc urged standing boards of VFF chapters at all
levels to coordinate with election committees at the same level to decide the
number and the form for meetings with voters based on the situation in their
Localities in normal state or under social distancing
measures could hold conferences with voters either offline or online.
For localities under lockdown, local VFF committees should
work with Party Committees and election committees at their corresponding
levels to select the suitable methods to hold election campaigns, with priority
given to campaigning via the mass media.
In case candidates are infected with COVID-19 or under
quarantine, the standing boards must reach consensus with election committees
on the way to organizing election campaigns, with priority given to campaigning
via the mass media.
five-step process with three rounds of close, democratic, cautious, and
non-discriminatory consultations, the lists of candidates for the elections of deputies
to the 15th legislature and all-level People’s Councils for the
2021-2026 tenure have been finalised.
Voters nationwide will cast their vote to choose
500 out of 868 candidates for the 15th National Assembly on May 23./.