Third central-level consultative conference adopts list of candidates for upcoming election

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President of the VFF Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council Do Van Chien speaks at the third consultative conference in Hanoi on April 16 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - The third consultative conference was held by the Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee in Hanoi on April 16 to adopt the final list of 205 eligible candidates nominated by central agencies and organisations for the upcoming election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly.

A number of reports were delivered at the conference on the outcomes of meetings to collect voter opinions on the nominees at their places of work and in their neighbourhoods.

Chairing the conference, President of the VFF Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council (NEC) Do Van Chien said the second consultative conference on March 19 compiled a preliminary list of 205 candidates nominated by central agencies for the 15th NA election.

They are among the total of 1,083 candidates running for seats in the legislature, which also includes 888 people nominated by local organisations and units and 75 self-nominated candidates. The ratio of candidates to deputies now stands at 2.19:1.

The VFF Central Committee has sent working groups to check on preparations for elections in several cities and provinces, explore certain challenges these localities are facing in making preparations for the elections, and propose timely solutions. These issues were put on the table at a virtual meeting hosted by the VFF Central Committee on April 15.

Chien stated that the third consultative conference is very important for the election as it is the last of its kind in the process, establishing the final list of eligible candidates for submission to the NEC.

He also took the occasion to urge Vietnamese people nationwide to actively engage in the voter meetings, talks, and seminars held by the VFF and local administrations, and to vote at the elections on May 23, so as to exercise their rights and fulfil their duties as citizens.