Each locality has at least six deputies to represent the local administration at the highest legislative body. The election is scheduled for May 23, 2021.
Ho Chi Minh City takes the lead in the number of lawmakers with 30, Hanoi ranks the second with 29, followed by Thanh Hoa with 14 and Nghe An 13.
Half of the candidates in each locality are nominated by the local government and the remaining by the central agencies.
As planned, after the first consultation meeting in February, central bodies and localities nominate candidates based on the given quota. The NA’s Standing Committee will decide the lawmaker structure for the 15th tenure.
The Constitution of Vietnam recognizes the National Assembly as “the highest organ of state power.”
The body is elected to a five-year term and meets twice a year. It votes for State President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court, Head of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, and the cabinet’s members.