Hanoi: 87 candidates for 14th National Assembly election hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Fatherland Front on March 15 received 87 application papers from candidates running for the deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA).

The application papers are from 40 candidates introduced by organisations and 47 self-nominated candidates.

Hanoi also recorded 205 candidacies for the seat in the municipal People’s Council, including 196 nominated and nine self-nominated candidates.

Chairman of the Hanoi Fatherland Front Vu Hong Khanh said the number of self-candidacies in the city for the NA membership in the 14th term is higher than in previous terms.

The front will work to examine and close the last preliminary list of candidates, and will then present the list in residential quarters across the city to collect feedback from locals, he added.

Le Thi Kim Oanh, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal front, expressed her belief that the quality of both introduced and self-nominated candidates will meet set requirements.

The election of deputies to the 14th NA and all-level People’s Councils of the 2016-2021 tenure will convene on May 22, which is a Sunday as in line with the law.-VNA