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National Assembly elections scheduled for May 22

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The election of the 13th National Assembly and for People's Councils at all levels for the 2011-16 term will be held on May 22 of this year.

A majority of members of the National Assembly Standing Committee approved the date at a session of the NA Standing Committee in Hanoi on Jan. 6.

As planned, the NA Standing Committee will promulgate a resolution of the date for the national polls on January 21.

The NA Standing Committee also agreed on the establishment of an election council, which will comprise 21 people including the NA chairman who will be the council president. It will also include deputy chairmen from the Office of the President, the Government Office, the National Assembly, committees, organisations and central associations.

NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, who chaired the session, asked relevant offices to implement tasks necessary to ensuring the process runs as scheduled./.
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