An ethnic National Assembly deputy addresses at the Hall's session (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the National Assembly
Ethnic Council Nguyen Lam Thanh has said the goal of increasing the rate of ethnic
minorities in the 15th legislature from 17.3 percent to 18 percent
is likely to be reached.
They must join election campaigns to win voters’ trust, he said in a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
Among 868 candidates for the upcoming election, 185 are
ethnic minorities, accounting for 21.31 percent.
Meeting the goal depends on many factors, such as the
quality of candidates, preparations for
election campaigns with action plans and most importantly, the number of votes,
According to Thanh, ethnic candidates meet many difficulties
during election campaign due to their limited access to information in remote
and mountainous areas, thus deterring them from grasping local situation.
Moreover, difference in ethnic groups, customs and cultures
also makes it hard for them to persuade voters. They must raise voters’ voice
and share similarities in culture with voters, he said.
The elections of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level
People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure are slated for May 23./.