Five provinces have planned the number of self-nominated candidates for the 15th National Assembly, including Bac Giang, Thai Binh, Ha Nam, Yen Bai, and Tuyen Quang.
According to the report on the results of the first consultation conference on candidate nominations for the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly for the 2021-2026 tenure, five provinces have planned a number of self-nominated candidates.
The report said that the Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee proposed that the National Election Council and National Assembly Standing Committee maintain the number of deputies from the VFF and its member organizations as the same ad that of the 14th tenure to promote the representative role of the people in the National Assembly, in line with the trend of expanding membership of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.
It also suggested to increase the number of deputies who are not members of the Communist Party of Vietnam to ensure the balance between the number of party members and non-Party members in the National Assembly. The number of female candidates nominated for the National Assembly should be at least 35% of the total number of candidates.
The Presidium proposed paying attention to the structure of the National Assembly deputies representing businesses, intellectuals and scientists because these are important areas in the period of integration and development. The Presidium also suggested increasinh the number of ethnic minority nominees.
The Presidium agreed on the structure, composition, and number of nominated candidates for National Assembly of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and its member organizations.
By February 17, 63 provinces and cities nationwide held the first consultation meeting on candidate nomination for the 15th National Assembly.
As many as 48 provinces and cities agreed with the National Assembly Standing Committee’s plan on the structure, composition and number of nominees of their localities for the upcoming National Assembly tenure.
Fifteen provinces and cities requested the National Assembly Standing Committee to adjust the structure and composition. The Vietnam Fatherland Front Standing Committee has coordinated with the Deputy Affairs Committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee to gather proposals for changes in structure and composition of candidates to report to the National Assembly Standing Committee.
After the first consultation meeting, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and its member organizations recommended 70 people as candidates for the 15th National Assembly tenure. They include 11 members of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, two outstanding individuals and 57 members of member organizations of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.
Five provinces have planned the specific number of self-nominated candidates for the 15th National Assembly, including Bac Giang, Thai Binh, Ha Nam, Yen Bai, and Tuyen Quang. The remaining 58 provinces and cities are not sure about the number of self-nominated candidates.
According to regulations, the consultation conference will be held three times to select candidates for the elections of deputies to the National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan described the elections as the country’s important political event and an opportunity for the people to exercise their right to mastery via choosing and electing their qualified representatives to the National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels.
It is also a chance to continue building, consolidating and perfecting the law-governed socialist State of the people, by the people and for the people.
The NA Standing Committee estimated the number of central-level deputies at 207 and others of local level at 293. The number of deputies outside the Party will be 25 - 50, deputies aged below 40 will stand at around 50, while some 160 will be re-elected.
At least 18 percent of deputies will be ethnic minorities, while 35 percent will be women.
The nominated and self-nominated candidates must submit personal papers for election no later than March 14.
There will be a total of 500 seats in the 15th National Assembly at both central and local levels, according to a new resolution adopted by the NA Standing Committee.