Ngo Sach Thuc, Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Voters' confidence is an important measurement of eligibility during
the selection of candidates for the upcoming elections of the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at
all levels, according to Ngo Sach Thuc, Vice President
of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.
Thuc said a joint resolution of the NA
Standing Committee, the Presidium of the VFF Central Committee and the
Government stipulates that the credit of candidates is among major criteria to take into
account in sorting out the candidates. Those who have low level of credit at
their residential areas and workplace will be expelled, he said.
“We find that the negotiation process has been
implemented in a tighter manner. Thanks to the high responsibility of agencies,
organisations and individuals, candidates who fail to meet the requirements of
eligibility have been detected. Meanwhile, the issues on nationality, income
and asset are also focused in evaluating the eligibility, with clearer
regulations, stated Thuc.
He underlined the major new feature of the
upcoming general elections is the specification of relevant legal regulations,
such as the regulation requiring that a candidate must win the confidence of
over 50 percent of voters in his residential area.
A candidate to the NA must have at least 10
meetings with voters, while candidates to the People’s Council at all levels
should have at least five, so that people will have chances to get better
understanding about them, he said.
At the first round of negotiation as part of the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People's Councils at all levels in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
Thuc said that
the VFF is currently working hard for the preparations to perform its supervision role in
the upcoming elections, which are slated for May this year.
In order to prepare for
the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and
People’s Councils at all levels in the 2021-2026 tenure, the VFF has recently
held an online training conference on the supervision and inspection of the
elections, he said.
The VFF is responsible
in engaging in this process to ensure that the elections take place in a
democratic, fair and successful manner, he said, stressing that this is one of
the important tasks of the VFF in the building of the
The affairs that the VFF
engages in include popularizing and guiding election contents, holding three
rounds of negotiation to introduce nominees, and organising election campaigns
of candidates as well as supervising the elections, he said.
Thuc said that the
purpose of the supervision is to promote the role of the VFF and its member
organisations as well as the people, helping to make sure that the
elections are implemented in line with law, creating an excited atmosphere and
promoting the active involvement of the people in building the administration./.