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14th NA election results announced

Update: June, 09/2016 - 09:00
A total 496 candidates have been elected to the 14th National Assembly after results of the elections held on May 22 were announced by the National Election Council (NEC) yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức

HÀ NỘI — A total 496 candidates have been elected to the 14th National Assembly after results of the elections held on May 22 were announced by the National Election Council (NEC) yesterday.

There were 870 candidates running for the 500-seat parliament, but results showed four seats remained vacant.

Nearly 67.6 million voters, or 99.35 per cent, cast ballots to elect deputies to the 14th National Assembly and People’s Council with the highest turnout recorded in Thừa Thiên-Huế, Yên Bái and Lai Châu provinces, chief of the NEC office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc told the council’s sixth session yesterday.

Among those elected, 86 were from ethnic minority groups, 133 were women, and 21 were non-Party members. Of note is the fact that the number of young candidates (below 40 years old) elected are 14.3 per cent higher than expected and the number of first-time deputies are 317, equal to 63.9 per cent of the total.

With regard to the election to the People’s Council from 2016 to 2021 at all levels, the number of deputies elected to the People’s Council at provinces, districts and communes are eight, 120 and 6,526 deputies, respectively, fewer than expected. As a result, provincial People’s Councils across Vieät Nam will have 3,908 deputies. Meanwhile, the district and communal levels will have 25,139 and 291,373 members, respectively.

According to Phúc, outcome from Election Zone No 2 in An Sơn commune, Kiên Giang Province’s Kiên Hải District was annulled due to serious violations in the election law, while the election from Zone No 3 in Đồng Phú District, Bình Phước Province was annulled as the family name of the candidate was wrongly stated. Re-elections were held in these areas on June 5.

By yesterday, all provinces and cities nationwide announced their election results which are scheduled to be announced at a press conference today.

NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, who is also NEC chairwoman, said the list of deputies to the legislature will be announced by the council, while municipal and provincial election committees will release the names of deputies to all-level People’s Councils.

The senior legislator noted that the May 22 general election took place in a democratic manner and with equality, and in line with the law.

During the working session, the delegates scrutinised a report on the settlement of complaints and denouncements relating to election work, and discussed the organising of a national conference to review the election. — VNS

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