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NEC reviews 2016 general election

Update: July, 19/2016 - 10:47
The National Election Council (NEC) held a conference in Hà Nội yesterday to summarise the results of the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels for 2016-2021. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI – The National Election Council (NEC) held a conference in Hà Nội yesterday to summarise the results of the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels for 2016-2021.

Addressing the event, head of the council, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, said that the success of the general election in May this year is a foundation for the building, reinforcement and completion the law-governed socialist State of the people, by the people and for the people in Việt Nam.

It is also significant to the implementation of the 12th National Party Congress resolution as well as the socio-economic development plan for the whole tenure and in 2016, she said.

Meanwhile, NEC Standing Vice Chairwoman, NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng affirmed that the election was organised soundly, ensuring democracy, equality, lawfulness and safety. It was a true festival for the whole community, she said.

According to the council, 67,049,091 out of 67,485,428 eligible voters nationwide, or 99.35 percent, went to the polls.

A total of 496 deputies were elected on May 22 -- the election day -- and an additional vote in Mekong Cần Thơ City on May 29.

Up to 3,098 were elected to the provincial People’s Councils in the 2016-2021 tenure.

Some 494 elected NA deputies have their eligibility recognised, two fewer than the election results. The verified deputies for the People’s Council at provincial, district and communal levels are 3,907, 25,180, and 292,305, respectively.

In its earlier meeting, the council conducted a ballot to disapprove the eligibility of elected deputy Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt Hường, a deputy of the 13th National Assembly.

The results revealed that all council members agreed to verify the eligibility of the 494 deputies of the 14th National Assembly and reject the eligibility of Hường as she failed to be qualified for the post and personally submitted a request to leave.

At its seventh session, or its last plenary meeting, on July 15, the council conducted a ballot to verify the eligibility of elected deputy Trịnh Xuân Thanh, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hậu Giang province in the 2011-2016 tenure. All members of the council present at the meeting agreed to not recognise his NA deputy status because of his looming violations.

Speaking at the event, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng said the success of the election reflects political awareness, responsibility and patriotism of voters. It showed that people put trust in the Party’s leadership and Government’s management, exercised their rights to mastery, and displayed national solidarity.

He urged the NA and the People’s Council at all levels to renovate their operation towards higher quality and efficiency, while asking deputies to uphold their role and responsibility to perform their assigned tasks well. — VNS

 

 

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