The arts performance (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – An arts performance was co-organised by the National Assembly Office and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the Hanoi Opera House on January 5 to celebrate the 70 years of the first General Election (January 6).

The event saw the participation of leaders from the Party, State, National Assembly and Government.

It offered audiences a chance to look back the Vietnamese legislature’s development and achievements over the past seven decades, while highlighting the Vietnamese people’s patriotism and affirming their solidarity and resolve to follow the path chosen by the Party and President Ho Chi Minh.

On January 6, 1946, in response to President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal, Vietnamese people, regardless of gender, social class or religion, took part in a general election to elect Vietnam’s first National Assembly by a democratic, equitable and direct ballot.

This extremely important event was set in the country’s history as an important milestone, marking a great step-forward in the country’s democratic institution and ushering in a new period of national development. On the day, 89 percent of voters nationwide cast their ballots to elect the first 333 NA deputies.

Over the past seven decades with 13 tenures, the National Assembly has marched together with the nation and carried forward its role and position as the people’s highest representative agency and the country’s most powerful body in line with the Constitution and the law, significantly contributing to national liberation, reunification, construction and defence.-VNA