Training teleconference for NA election held amidst pandemic scenario

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The national teleconference. VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Home Affairs held a nationwide teleconference on Thursday to discuss training for the election of deputies for the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure, with more than 27,500 delegates taking part.

The participants were updated on the regulations for vote casting and documents used in the election, consultative process and nominations. A number of questions were also answered by leaders of ministries and agencies.

According to the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee, as of February 17, the first consultative conferences were completed at the central level and in 63 localities, with 1,076 nominated for seats at the legislature.

Eighteen provinces suggested increasing the number of local deputies while five provinces plan to have self-nomination cases.

Concluding the event, Minister of Home Affairs Lê Vĩnh Tân said to ensure the best preparations between now and election day (May 23), central agencies must promptly answer questions by localities and issue detailed guidelines on key tasks before, during and after the election.

Representatives from Quảng Ninh Province asked the Government to issue instructive documents regarding voters meeting in areas affected by the pandemic. They also mentioned the need to publish a guidebook on the election in the pandemic period, especially in hotspot areas.

A representative of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee said the document guiding the organisation of voters meeting will soon be available. Meanwhile, the committee also asked the national election council and Ministry of Home Affairs to issue documents relating to the responsibility of the units making candidate lists, the implementation of voting rights of voters in quarantine areas, and how ballot boxes would be sent to quarantine areas if needed. --VNS

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