National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung was speaking at the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Election Council convened the first session in Hanoi on December 12 under the chair of its Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, who is also National Assembly Chairman.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Chairman Hung highlighted the council’s function and tasks to successfully hold elections.

Between now and the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 8, the council needs to make thorough preparations for a national conference in January 2016 to launch elections of deputies to the NA and the People’s Councils, which will officially announce the election day, he said.

During the session, participants gave their opinions on drafting agenda, working regulations and the establishment of the Office of the National Election Council.

The Council also decided to establish three sub-committees in charge of arranging human resources and settling complaints, drafting legal regulations and holding communications campaigns, and ensuring social security and order.

To better serve the elections of the 14th NA and People’s Councils deputies for the 2016-2021 tenure, the NA Standing Committee issued a resolution regulating the operations of the National Election Council’s Office.

Under the helm of a chief appointed by the Chairman, the office will be responsible for guiding and directing elections.

The session was also attended by NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan.-VNA