The first VFF consultative conference was held in Hanoi on February 16 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The first consultative conference of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee was held in Hanoi on February 16 to discuss the personnel structure of the 14th National Assembly (NA) as proposed by the 13th NA Standing Committee.

Head of the NA Committee for Deputy Affairs Nguyen Thi Nuong said the Resolution 1140/2016 of the 13th NA Standing Committee anticipates the number of officials working in centrally-run agencies and organisations to be elected to the 14th National Assembly will be 198, up by 15 compared to the previous tenure.

Of the total candidates, 11 are from the Party agencies, 3 from Presidential offices, 114 from parliamentary agencies – around 20 percent of whom are expected to be women and 10 percent ethic minority, and 18 from Government agencies.

President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said one of the leading missions of the committee is introducing eligible candidates to the 14th NA’s tenure, through three consultative conferences.

This is a significant stage to help the National Election Council build and announce the official list of candidates for NA deputies, he added.

The VFF Central Committee’s Standing Committee will send a report on the outcome of the first consultative conference to the National Election Council and the NA Standing Committee on February 17.

The second and third consultative conferences are scheduled to take place in March and April.-VNA