Da Nang speeds up preparations for general election hinh anh 1Voter lists are publicised at a polling station at An Ngai Tay 1 village, Hoa Son commune, Hoa Vang district (Source: danang.gov.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – The Election Committee of the central city of Da Nang on April 13 held the third meeting to discuss preparations for the upcoming general elections.

Luong Nguyen Minh Triet, Deputy Standing Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, Chairman of the municipal People’s Council and Chairman of the municpal Election Committee, chaired the event.

Vo Ngoc Dong, Secretary of the municipal Election Committee and Director of the city’s Department of Internal Affairs, said the department has issued guidance and organised training courses on issues related to the listing of voters and delivering of voters’ cards to the People’s Committees at district and ward levels.

As of April 12, all localities across the city had finished the compiling and publishing the lists of voters at the headquarters of the People’s Committees of wards and communes as well as the voting stations in line with the regulations.

The total number of voters in Da Nang city by April 12 was 755,438.

Meanwhile, districts, wards and communes across Da Nang have basically completed the preparations of infrastructure for the election, including polling boxes, the boards for listing voters’ names and the biographies of candidates, and infrastructure and decorations at polling stations.

According to Luong Nguyen Minh Triet, through the gathering of ideas from voters in the residential areas of candidates, the voters showed strong confidence in the qualifications and prestige of the candidates.

He stressed the need for the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Committee to make careful preparations for the third consultative conference before building voter meeting plans, ensuring that each candidate running for a seat in the National Assembly meets voters in at least 10 localities, and each candidate for the election of members of the People’s Councils meets voters in at least five localities.

Da Nang speeds up preparations for general election hinh anh 2Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People's Committee Le Minh Trung inspects the election preparations in Hoa Khanh Nam ward of Lien Chieu district (Source: danang.gov.vn)

The city’s Election Committee will organise a conference to inform the candidates the current socio-economic situation in the locality, while organising training courses for them to build their action plans.

Triet also reminded sub-committees for security-order, and health care to effectively implement issued plans, thus ensuring well preparations for the election.

The election committees in each district should review all activities related to the election, ensuring that all localities and election posts are inspected and receive timely guidelines, thus avoiding incidents and mistakes.

The sub-committee for legal documents, information and communications should focus on popularising the election through suitable forms in remote areas and localities with poor access to information.

Earlier, the second consultative conference was held in the city, through which an initial list of 11 candidates to the 15th National Assembly in Da Nang, along with a list of 105 candidates to the municipal People’s Council, 65 to the People’s Council of Hoa Vang district, and 606 to the People’s Councils in communes in Hoa Vang district.

As of April 9, the Standing Boards of the VFF Committees in wards and communes had finished organisation of conferences to gather voters’ opinions in residential areas for all candidates.

According to the plan, on April 16, the VFF Committee of Da Nang will organise the third consultative conference to select and make the list of eligible people to run for seats in the 15th NA and the People’s Councils at all levels.

The national election will be held on May 23, 2021, which falls on Sunday, as agreed by legislators during the 10th sitting of the 14th  National Assembly.

There will be a total of 500 seats in the 15th National Assembly at both central and local levels, according to a resolution adopted by the NA Standing Committee.

The number of NA deputies at central level will be 207, accounting for 41.4 percent and 293 come from the local level or 58.6 percent.

Of the total figure, about 95 lawmakers or 14 percent will be members of the Party Central Committee, including Politburo members.

The number of ethnic minority deputies is expected to account for 18 percent of the number of official nominees to the NA and female deputies should reach at least 35 percent, said the resolution./.