National Assembly Secretary General Nguyen Hanh Phuc. (Source: VNA)
Hanoi, (VNA) – The National Election Council (NEC) on April 26 released a list of 870 official candidates to run for the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly (NA). 

The candidates will stand in 184 constituencies for 500 seats in the National Assembly. 

According to NA General Secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc, among the candidates, there are 339 women, accounting for 38.97 percent, and 204 from ethnic minority groups representing 23.45 percent. 

The number of candidates aged under 40 are 268, accounting for 30.8 percent, and 97 people are non-Party members, making up 11.15 percent. 

Regarding reporters’ query related to voters who are in temporary detention, Phuc said that Vietnamese law still allows for these voters to cast their vote as they have yet to lose their citizen rights. 

On the same day, the NEC issued a resolution announcing the list of official candidates for the election of deputies to the 14th NA.-VNA