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Vietnamese voters cast ballots to elect National Assembly deputies, local people’s council members

Vietnamese voters cast ballots to elect National Assembly deputies, local people’s council members

Sunday, May 23, 2021, 11:18 GMT+7
Vietnamese voters cast ballots to elect National Assembly deputies, local people’s council members
Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong casts his vote during the elections of deputies to Vietnam’s 15th National Assembly and members to people’s councils at all levels in Hanoi, May 23, 2021. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre

Voters across Vietnam cast their ballots on Sunday morning to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and members to people’s councils at all levels for the 2021-26 tenure.

Nearly 69.2 million people in 53 provinces and cities have the right to cast their votes during this term’s election, according to statistics from the Vietnam News Agency.

Although the official election day was scheduled to begin at 7:00 am on Sunday, early voting had been permitted in a number of constituencies in a total of 16 cities and provinces.

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc casts his vote during the elections of deputies to Vietnam’s 15th National Assembly and members to people’s councils at all levels, May 23, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc casts his vote during the elections of deputies to Vietnam’s 15th National Assembly and members to people’s councils at all levels, May 23, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A total of 866 candidates, including 203 from central agencies and 663 from localities, run for 500 seats in the 15th National Assembly.

Voters also select 3,726 delegates out of 6,199 candidates to people's councils at provincial level, 22,952 delegates out of 37,468 candidates to people's councils at district level, and 242,312 members out of 405,244 candidates to people's councils at commune and ward level.

There are more than 84,760 election teams, while 23 delegations were previously established to inspect preparations for the elections.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh casts his vote during the elections of deputies to Vietnam’s 15th National Assembly and members to people’s councils at all levels, May 23, 2021. Photo: Vietnam Government Portal

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh casts his vote during the elections of deputies to Vietnam’s 15th National Assembly and members to people’s councils at all levels, May 23, 2021. Photo: Vietnam Government Portal

All citizens who are at least 18 years old and meet all the conditions under the law on elections have the right to vote.

Through the elections, citizens directly vote for candidates that represent their will, aspirations, and mastery to exercise state power on their behalf and contribute to the establishment of the state apparatus to conduct social management activities.

Hanoi Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung casts his vote on May 23, 2021. Photo: Xuan Long / Tuoi Tre

Hanoi Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung casts his vote on May 23, 2021. Photo: Xuan Long / Tuoi Tre

Polling stations are scheduled to open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday.

All voters are required to wear face masks, have their body temperature measured, and fill in health declaration forms, while other COVID-19 prevention and control measures were also taken at each electoral unit.

Ho Chi Minh City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong casts his vote on May 23, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong casts his vote on May 23, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A woman has her body temperature before casting her vote in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, May 23, 2021. Photo: Xuan Long / Tuoi Tre

A woman has her body temperature measured before casting her vote in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, May 23, 2021. Photo: Xuan Long / Tuoi Tre

Border guard officers cast their votes in Dong Thap Province, Vietnam, May 23, 2021. Photo: Canh Hoc / Tuoi Tre

Border guard officers cast their votes in Dong Thap Province, Vietnam, May 23, 2021. Photo: Canh Hoc / Tuoi Tre

Elderly residents cast their votes in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, May 23, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Elderly residents cast their votes in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, May 23, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A woman casts her ballot in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, May 23, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A woman casts her ballot in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, May 23, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

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