Locals in Lien Hong commune, Hanoi's Dan Phuong district, cast ballots to select their representatives at the National Assembly and People's Councils. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and
all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026 on May 23 have attracted attention
from international media.
Reuters reported that tens of
millions of mask-wearing Vietnamese went to the polls, noting the elections are
taking place as Vietnam battles a new COVID-19 outbreak that is spreading
The British news agency
cited NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue as saying that organisers have taken measures
to ensure the elections would take place safely.
Covering the elections
in Vietnam, the Bernama news agency of Malaysia published an article titled
“Vietnam’s military force ready to ensure safety for election day”.
It quoted Minister of
National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang as ordering military units to
increase measures to gain a clear insight into the current situation and
conduct regular information exchanges while monitoring the country’s airspace,
sea, islands, border and island areas, and cyberspace.
The minister ordered
the readiness of personnel and facilities for any situations and the
preparation of additional plans to ensure security and safety for the
elections. He also requested the units to boost their internal and external
cooperation to ensure political security, social order, and absolute safety for
the elections, according to Bernama.
elections, nearly 69.2 million voters across Vietnam will select 500 deputies
to the 15th NA, and nearly 4,000 to provincial-level, almost 23,000 to
district-level, and over 240,000 to communal-level People’s Councils./.