VFFCC President and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the meeting (Source: vtc.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC)’s Presidium held the third consultation meeting on April 14 to approve the official list of 197 candidates nominated by central organisations for the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly.

In his speech, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo Member, VFFCC President and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council, said after the second consultation meeting, the Standing Committee of VFFCC introduced the names and biographies of all the 197 candidates to collect feedback from voters where each nominated candidate resides.

According to reports on the collection, which was completed on April 12, as many as 192 people received 100 percent confidence from voters, while five others got between 97.6 percent and 99.3 percent.

Speaking at the conference, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong stressed the need to ensure transparency and equality among voters during meetings with them, adding that candidates should present their tasks and responsibilities if they win the election.

Members of the National Election Council should pay attention to performing election–related inspections, to addressing any difficulties in election areas.

After the third consultation meeting, agencies and organisations will organise meetings with voters for candidates to arrange electoral campaigns, which will begin when the official list of candidates is announced (April 27) and finish one day before the Election Day (before 7 am of May 21).

The election of deputies to the 14th NA will take place on May 22, which is a Sunday as in line with the law.-VNA