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Commune-level legislative election re-organized in Hanoi after official caught cheating

Commune-level legislative election re-organized in Hanoi after official caught cheating

Sunday, June 06, 2021, 18:30 GMT+7
Commune-level legislative election re-organized in Hanoi after official caught cheating
A resident is pictured after casting his vote during the re-election of members to the People’s Council in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District, Hanoi, June 6, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

The election of members to a commune-level people’s council in Hanoi was re-organized on Sunday following the detection of a serious violation committed by a local official.

The election of members to the People’s Council in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District at election team No. 4 was held for the second time under the direction of Lieutenant General Nguyen Hai Trung, director of the municipal Department of Public Security and secretary of the district’s Party Committee.

The election of members to the People’s Council in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District, Hanoi, is re-organized on June 6, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

The election of members to the People’s Council in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District, Hanoi, is re-organized on June 6, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

The authorities in Trang Viet Commune and Me Linh District exerted their best efforts to achieve a high turnout rate and make sure regulations were strictly obeyed during the re-election.

Residents across Vietnam previously cast their votes to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and members to people’s councils at all levels for the 2021-26 tenure on May 23.

A resident has his body temperature measured during the election in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District, Hanoi, June 6, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

A resident has his body temperature measured during the re-election in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District, Hanoi, June 6, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

However, the result at election team No. 4 in Trang Viet Commune was considered invalid after Nguyen Xuan Hung, deputy secretary of the Party Committee, chairman of the People’s Council, and chairman of the election committee in the commune, was caught cheating in the election.

Hung, who was a candidate for a seat on the Trang Viet People’s Council for the 2021-26 tenure, took advantage of his position to add 75 illegitimate ballots, on which he had crossed out all the names of other candidates.

He was eventually expelled from the Party and eliminated from the list of candidates for the serious violation.

A resident casts his vote during the election in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District, Hanoi, June 6, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

A resident casts his vote during the re-election in Trang Viet Commune, Me Linh District, Hanoi, June 6, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

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