The launching ceremony of the the course “Ready for success” in 2015 (Source: Internet)
HCM City (VNA) – First-time female candidates in the upcoming elections for the National Assembly and People’s Councils of southwestern provinces are honing their skills in election campaigning at a training course in Ho Chi Minh City.

The 45 candidates from 10 provinces in the southwestern region, will learn how to build and present their action plans to voters, talk to the public and work with the media during the two-day course, which opened on April 20.

Learning materials of the course, titled “Ready for success”, are specially designed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

UNDP senior technical advisor Jean Munro said if the 14 th National Assembly can realise its goal of having a minimum of 35-percent female representation, Vietnam can lift its position in the IPU ranking to be ranked 30th from the 67th as recorded in February.

The election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly will be held on May 22.-VNA