|Hà Nội People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung. — Photo cafef.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — With 95 per cent of the vote, Hà Nội People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung has been elected member of the municipal People’s Council for the period 2016-21.
The city’s Election Committee yesterday announced the results of the election to select National Assembly (NA) deputies and members of the People’s Councils at all levels from ward/commune, district and city.
According to the committee, almost 100 per cent of the voters cast their votes last Sunday. Through the election, voters selected 30 NA deputies and 105 members of the municipal People’s Committee.
Trần Huy Sáng, director of the city’s Home Affairs Department, said 1,183 candidates were voted to the district People’s Councils and 15,728 candidates were voted to commune/ward People’s Councils.
He said another election was required for 81 election boards to select 123 more members to commune/ward People’s Councils.
Last December, Major General Nguyễn Đức Chung, Hà Nội’s police director, was elected chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee during the municipal People’s Council meeting.
In Việt Nam, the National Assembly is the country’s legislative body.
The Constitution of Việt Nam recognises the assembly as "the highest organ of State power." The assembly appoints the president (head of State), the prime minister (head of Government), the chief justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Việt Nam, the head of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Việt Nam (or ’Supreme People’s Office of Supervision and Inspection’) and the 21-member government. — VNS