Viet Nam News
Nguyễn Văn Quang, 67, retired officer, Tây Hồ District, Hà Nội
I’ve seen national elections. And I used to be a member of a communal board for the People’s Council. I’m quite impressed at how this year’s national election is prepared. Communication activities are good. This helps almost everyone know and understand about the election and be ready to exercise one of their basic citizen rights.
Candidates for National Assembly deputies and member of People’s Councils at all levels – including communes, districts, cities, and provinces – met with voters, spoke about their action programmes, and listened to voters’ concerns.
Because of such meetings, I totally agree with the slate of candidates, including young ones, women, those from different ethnic groups, and those with different religions. I’m happy to see young candidates who, with their enthusiasm, health and abilities, can contribute much to national development. Of course, we still need senior deputies who, with their accumulated experience, can be treasured guides to the younger ones.
As a voter, I expect future National Assembly deputies and members of People’s Councils to carry out their promises to voters, helping our voices to reach higher agendas. The deputies, together with the Government and civil societies, will address national problems to make Việt Nam more prosperous.
The deputies must work hard as our economy, society and politics are developing and complicated. The world economy and society also leave their impacts on Việt Nam, directly or indirectly.
Food safety and national sovereignty, particularly issues relating to sea and islands, are the two issues I’m most concerned about. I hope these issues will be a priority for the new deputies. -- VNS