499 deputies elected for new tenure of Vietnamese parliament

Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dình Hue chairing the National Election Council's seventh meetingin Hanoi on Thursday (June 10, 2021). - Vietnam News/ANN

HANOI, June 11 (Xinhua): A total of 499 out of 866 candidates have been elected to the 15th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country's top legislative body, for the 2021-2026 tenure, the country's National Election Council announced at a press conference Thursday evening (June 10)

Among the elected deputies, 194 were nominated by central agencies, 301 were introduced by local authorities and four were self-nominated candidates, local media VnExpress reported.

Ratios such as the percentage of young deputies, ethnic minority deputies and re-elected deputies all met or exceeded previously set targets, Vietnam News Agency cited Bui Van Cuong, chief of office of the National Election Council, as saying.

Notably, the proportion of female deputies reached 30 percent, the highest since 1976.

In the next 30 days, the National Election Council will be open to reports or complaints from the public about the election's results.

The council is scheduled to convene again on July 12 to finally confirm the eligibility of elected deputies.

Regarding the results of the election to People's Councils at all levels, reports from 63 localities nationwide show that 3,721 candidates have been elected to provincial-level People's Councils, 22,549 to district-level councils and 239,752 to commune-level councils.

On May 23, over 69 million voters across Vietnam cast their votes to elect deputies to the 15th NA and members of People's Councils at all levels, posting a turnout rate of 99.6 percent, official data showed.

The 15th NA is scheduled to open its first session on July 20 to elect state leaders, according to the NA Standing Committee. - Xinhua
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Aseanplus News

Porsche blunder puts US$148,000 sportscar on sale for just US$18,000
International trade rises as commerce ministry lays out 2023 plans
Let the court decide Zahid's fate, says Anwar
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 receives support for ECG and BP monitoring in Malaysia
Travel discounts and special rates up for grabs at Sabah MATTA Fair this May
Esscom spearheads week-long anti-crime operation in Sandakan
Asia's factory activity contracts despite China's COVID reopening
Some users in SG confused as SMSes from legitimate firms get flagged as ‘likely scam’
Turn of events in High Court over 'Musang King' case
Hunger, food security, and land use: Inquirer contributor

Others Also Read