Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong casts his vote to select deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People's Council at all levels for the 2021 - 2026 tenure on May 23. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam’s general elections have
grabbed attention of global and regional media outlets which highlighted the
event’s importance to the country, the special circumstances of the elections
and the role of the new legislature to the national development.
Laos’ LaoPhatthana News, Malaysia’s The Star and New
Straits Times, China’s Xinhua, Japan’s Nikkei Asia and NHK, UK’s Reuters, among
others, reported that the elections took place as Vietnam battles a severe
COVID-19 resurgence, so it was a major challenge to secure a safe and smooth
“The election this year takes place amid the complicated
development of COVID-19 in the country,” Xinhua said. “Authorities have asked
voters to strictly follow COVID-19 prevention and control protocols, including
wearing masks and maintaining social distancing at polling stations,” it
Nikkei Asia quoted Ha Hoang Hop, a visiting senior fellow
at Singaporean research group ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, as saying that the
Vietnamese government has enforced stricter prevention measures at all voting
sites, as the current COVID-19 situation are complicated and uncertain.
The elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly
and People’s Councils of all levels for the 2021-26 tenure was an important
political event in Vietnam, which had been organized in a very professional
manner and conducted without any blemish, reported eurasiareview.com, adding
that Vietnamese people willingly cooperated with the organisers without any
The site said to ensure the success of the elections and
minimise impacts from the pandemic, the National Election Council (NEC) has
issued a number of documents directing and guiding how to safely conduct the
elections, including those instructing the making of voter lists and voting
methods for voters undertaking quarantine in pandemic-hit areas.
It went on to underline Vietnam’s 35 years of development
process, saying its achievements in economy, foreign policy and
defence-security domains inject a sense of confidence to cope with the current
difficulties and challenges triggered by external factors.
“In the light of this, sound election preparation is a
further extension of people’s aspirations to scale new heights in the
development process,” the website wrote.
“For the forthcoming elections, the credentials of the
candidates have been evaluated and those found to be deserving delegates are
put in the fray,” it continued. “This is also an affirmation of Vietnam’s
achievements under the leadership of the Communist Party in all fields,
especially economy and epidemic prevention.”
The website said in the foreign policy domain, the party
has demonstrated an independent stance, which has enabled the government to
achieve outstandingly in many bilateral as well as regional issues, thereby
enhancing the country’s standing before the global community./.