HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Yesterday the Presidium of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front held the 2nd Consultative Conference in the capital city to choose candidates to stand for the 14th National Assembly.
Bùi Thị Thanh, Vice President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee said a total of 198 candidates were assigned to central government agencies.
“But only 197 candidates have been nominated. 19 of the candidates are Polibureau members, and 76 are Party Central Committee members”, Thanh said.
Provincial Fatherland Front Chapters from provinces of Hà Giang, Lai Châu, Bình Thuận, Lạng Sơn, Hải Dương, Phú Yên, An Giang, Hải Phòng, Bình Dương, Hậu Giang and others also held their 2nd Consultative Conferences yesterday to select candidates to stand for the 14th NA and their Provincial People’s Councils in the coming five year term (2016-2021).
Đồng Nai Province: 23 nominated candidates were selected to stand for the 14th National Assembly. 147 nominated candidates were selected for the Provincial People’s Council, plus one self-nominated candidate.
Trà Vinh Province: nine candidates were selected to stand for the 14th National Assembly. 88 candidates were selected to stand for the Provincial People’s Council.
Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province: 10 candidates were nominated to stand for the 14th NA, one of them was self-nominated. 90 candidates were nominated to stand for the Provincial People’s Council for the 2016-2021 term.
Ninh Thuận Province: 12 candidates were nominated to stand for the 14th NA. Two of the 12 candidates were nominated by the Central Government.
Other provinces like Hà Giang, Tuyên Quang, Bình Thuận, Lai Châu, Hải Phòng, Bình Dương, Lạng Sơn, Hải Dương, Phú Yên, An Giang and Hậu Giang have also completed their 2nd consultative meetings to nominated candidates to stand for the 14th NA and Provincial People’s Councils for the 2016-2021 term.
There will be one more consultative conference to finalise candidates stand for the 14th NA and Provincial People’s Councils.
On May 22nd all voters will go to the polls to elect their representatives in the National Assembly, the Provincial People’s Council, and the Communal or Ward People’s Councils.
City approves all 90 applicants
At a conference held yesterday, HCM City’s Election Council approved all 90 candidates in the running for election to the 14th National Assembly.
They include Đinh La Thăng, Politburo member and Secretary of the city Party Committee, and Nguyễn Thị Quyết Tâm, deputy secretary of the committee and chairwoman of the city People’s Council.
There are also 48 self-nominated candidates, 44 who are not Communist Party members and 22 who are aged below 40.
According to Trần Tấn Ngời, HCM City vice president of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front, the remaining 42 candidates have been nominated by various organisations.
The city will send 30 deputies to the National Assembly.
The candidates will be further vetted before the next consultative conference scheduled for next month.
The Election Council also approved 203 candidates contesting for seats in the city People’s Council.
They include 25 self-nominated candidates, 40 aged below 35 and 52 non-Party members. The elections to the NA and People’s Councils for 2016-21 will be held on May 22, a Sunday as prescribed by the law. — VNS