The election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure will take place on May 23 (Photo: VNA)
– All localities across the country have
been ready for the general election, an important political event of the
country which is slated for May 23, said Bui Van Cuong, General Secretary of
the National Assembly and Head of the NA Office.
Election organising agencies, the whole political system and the entire people
of Vietnam are actively making comprehensive preparations to ensure that the
election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils
at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure will take place in a safe, open and
In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Cuong, who is also chief of
the National Election Council (NEC) Office, lauded the close coordination among
all relevant agencies in cities and provinces nationwide.
He said that many localities have given creative and effective initiatives in
election communications, including posting the list of voters on social media,
providing feedback books for voters to make adjustments and supplements to the
voter lists, while making well preparations of equipment and infrastructure
serving the election.
Cuong noted that the complicated and unexpected developments of the COVID-19
pandemic have posed certain impacts to the preparations for the election.
Bui Van Cuong, General Secretary of the National Assembly and Head of the NA Office inspects the election preparations in Xuan An ward, Phan Thiet district of Binh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)
In order to ensure the success of the election and minimise impacts from the
pandemic, the NEC has issued a number of documents directing and guiding the
election activities in the context of the pandemic, including those instructing
the making of voter lists and voting methods for voters undertaking quarantine
in localities affected by COVID-19.
The direction and organisation of the election in parallel with COVID-19
prevention and control have been strengthened to protect people’s health, with
the careful calculation of plans of holding the election, meetings with voters,
consultative conferences and making lists of voters.
According to Cuong, all localities nationwide have completed preparations and
stood ready for the election./.