National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân inspects the northern province’s preparations for the upcoming election of deputies to the 14th legislature and People’s Councils at all levels for 2016-2021.. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
Viet Nam News -HÀ NỘI — Hải Dương Province should draw up a list of voters, as the locality houses many industrial zones and clusters where multiple employees from other localities are working, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
The top legislator made the request yesterday while inspecting the northern province’s preparations for the upcoming election of deputies to the 14th legislature and People’s Councils at all levels for 2016-2021.
NA Chairwoman Ngân, who is also head of the National Election Council, urged the locality to announce the official list of candidates for all-level People’s Councils before April 27 and final candidates for NA deputies no later than May 2.
Communication work should be stepped up to popularise the significance of the election as well as its date, form and constituencies, she said.
The chief legislator underlined the need for Hải Dương to create favourable conditions for all candidates to meet with voters in order to present their action programmes equally.
The provincial election committee should team up with competent agencies to handle petitions, complaints and recommendations about the election before May 12, ten days ahead of election day, she said, adding that pending ones will be settled following the poll.
With 10 districts, one city and own town, Hải Dương is entitled to elect nine deputies to the 14th NA, 65 deputies to the provincial People’s Council, 434 deputies to the district People’s Councils and 6,680 deputies to the communal People’s Councils. The province has a total of 1,976 polling stations.
After the third consultative conference on April 15, the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Committee in Hải Dương Province made a list of 13 candidates eligible to run for seats in the NA. Women account for 46 per cent; young people represent 15 per cent; and non-Party members account for 15 per cent.
Additionally, 104 candidates will run for seats in the provincial People’s Council in the May election.
Also yesterday, NA Chairwoman Ngân inspected preparations for the election and new-style rural area building in Cổ Thành Commune, Chí Linh town, where she hailed the locality’s performance in this area. — VNS