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Provincial people’s councils announced

Update: May, 30/2016 - 11:04
By yesterday, there have been 46 cities and provinces releasing the results and list of more than 2,900 elected positions. — Photo VNA

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — More than two third of the total 63 localities nationwide have announced the results of elections to the people’s councils at provincial levels for the 2016-21 term just a week after the five-yearly general election last Sunday.

By yesterday, there have been 46 cities and provinces releasing the results and list of more than 2,900 elected positions.

Hà Nội and HCM City had the highest lists with 105 members each for the two cities’ people’s councils.

At the elections in Hà Nội, Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, Nguyễn Đức Chung, was the highest elected with 95.18 per cent of the votes. The lowest one got 53.76 per cent of the votes.

Hà Nội also announced the list of 30 newly-elected deputies for the lawmaking National Assembly. At grassroots levels, the capital city had 1,183 members for people’s councils at district levels and 15,759 members for people’s councils at communal levels.

In HCM City, Chairman of the People’s Committee, Nguyễn Thành Phong, and Chairwoman of the People’s Council, Nguyễn Thị Quyết Tâm, were among those with high votes with 78 per cent and 77 per cent, respectively.

Đà Nẵng City has announced the list of 49 members for the People’s Council.

Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, Huỳnh Đức Thơ, topped the election with 88.52 per cent of the votes, followed by the city’s Party Secretary, Nguyễn Xuân Anh, with 84.03 per cent of the votes.

Secretary of the city’s Election Committee, Võ Ngọc Đồng, who is also Director of the Department’s Home Affairs, said that the total number of voters of Đà Nẵng was nearly 700,000. The voted ballots last Sunday were 99.8 per cent, he said.

The number of members elected for people’s councils at provincial levels in other cities and provinces by yesterday included An Giang (73), Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu (51), Bạc Liêu (50), Bắc Giang (85), Bắc Kạn (50), Bắc Ninh (53), Bình Dương (70), Bình Định (60), Bình Phước (65), Bình Thuận (54), Cao Bằng (50), Cà Mau (54), Cần Thơ (55), Đắk Lắk (84), Điện Biên (51), Đồng Nai (87), Hà Tĩnh (55), Hải Dương (64), Hòa Bình (61), Khánh Hòa (54), Lai Châu (84), Lào Cai (56), Long An (60), Nam Định (67), Nghệ An (91), Ninh Thuận (50), Phú Thọ (79), Phú Yên (50), Quảng Bình (50), Quảng Nam (60), Quảng Ninh (75), Quảng Trị (50), Sơn La (72), Sóc Trăng (55), Tây Ninh (52), Thái Bình (66), Thanh Hóa (95), Thừa Thiên-Huế (53), Trà Vinh (49), Tuyên Quang (59), Vĩnh Long, (50), Vĩnh Phúc (50), Yên Bái (59).

The remaining cities and provinces will have to announce the list of elected members for people’s councils at provincial levels within next week. — VNS

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