NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong and participants to the conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A conference was held by the National Assembly (NA) Council of Ethnic Affairs in Hanoi on April 21-22, aiming to improve electioneering skills for ethnic minority candidates in the upcoming elections to the National Assembly and People’s Councils.

In his opening speech, Chairman of the Council Ha Ngoc Chien said the conference will help candidates from ethnic minority groups to enhance their skills in election campaigning, especially in building action plans to canvass voters for them, towards wining in the elections.

While appreciating the Council’s initiative to organise the event, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong said this is a meaningful activity to support ethnic minority candidates in improving their knowledge and awareness of theory and reality and their responsibilities as representatives of the people.

She said candidates should pay attention to learning about the Constitution, the laws on NA and local government organisation, and standards required for NA deputies.

Phong, who is also Vice Chairwoman of the National Election Council, noted that candidates should listen to and answer the queries of voters in a respectful and modest manner.

They also need to increase public awareness of the policies of the Party, State, NA and Government for ethnic people, while showing their ethnic group’s cultural identities during their election campaigning.

Participants to the conference heard electioneering experience and basic knowledge related to building and presenting action programmes for candidates, which were shared by experts working in the people-elected agencies.

They were also introduced to the functions, responsibilities and rights of NA deputies and members of People’s councils, and policies and programmes for mountainous and ethnic minority areas.

Candidates have worked in groups, and practised their presentation and skill in answering the press’s queries on television.

The election of the 14th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels will be held on May 22.-VNA