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General election - A chance to exercise people’s right to mastery

Voting began at 7am on May 23 across around 80,000 polling stations nationwide in the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Council at all levels in the 2021-2026 tenure. This is a festival of the entire people, a chance to exercise the people’s right to mastery via the election of moral and talented persons deserving to represent the people in the National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils.
The election followed the success of the 13th National Party Congress, a major political event of the Party, the country, and all Vietnamese people that holds strategic significance for the continuation of comprehensive and synchronous reforms and faster and more sustainable development. 

Party, State and Government officials, both incumbent and former, headed to the polls in Hanoi on May 23 morning, along with 69 million voters across the country, to cast their votes.


Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong casts his vote in the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 term. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA


National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, Chairman of the National Election Council (NEC) exercises  his citizenship right at polling station No. 1 in Hai Phong City’s An Lao District. Photo: Doan Tan / VNA


President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his wife, and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen cast ballots on May 23 morning. Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh casts his vote in Can Tho city on May 23 morning. Photo: Ngoc Thien / VNA
 
Meanwhile, 3,726 deputies will be selected among 6,199 candidates to provincial-level People’s Councils, 22,952 deputies to district-level People’s Councils among 37,468 candidates, and 242,312 deputies to communal-level People’s Councils among 405,244 candidates.
Soldiers and people living and working in the island township of Truong Sa and the island communes of Sinh Ton and Song Tu Tay, in Truong Sa district of central Khanh Hoa province, went to the polls on May 16 to cast their ballots to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure. Photo: VNA


The house at 48 Hang Ngang street where President Ho Chi Minh penned the Declaration of Independence in 1945 is a voting station. Photo: Tran Thanh Giang / VNP


Voters have their temperature checked at constituency No. 01, Hang Bai ward, Hoan Kiem district. Photo: Viet Cuong / VNP
 

Voters keep their distance and wear masks to prevent COVID-19. Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

Voters carefully select candidates before voting. Photo: Tran Thanh Giang / VNP


Voters cast ballots at 
constituency No.4 at Trung Phung ward, Dong Da district, Hanoi. Photo: Khanh Long / VNP


96-year-old Nguyen Kim Nguyet goes to vote at Dien Bien ward, Hanoi. Photo: Tran Thanh Giang / VNP

 
A nun casts her ballot at Hang Trong ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. Photo: Thanh Dat / VNA


Voters of the Mong ethnic group in Nam Giot village, Phong Lai commune, Thuan Chau district, Son La province cast their ballots. Photo: Huu Quyet / VNA
 

Special ballot boxes were brought to quarantine facilities in Bac Giang. Photo: Danh Lam / VNA


Three positive cases were given priority to vote and then were taken to the University of Agriculture and Forestry for treatment. Photo: Danh Lam/VNA
 

A special ballot box was brought to Bach Mai hospital. Photo: Minh Quyet / VNA
The elections took place amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, preparations had been conducted in a thorough manner to ensure safety and health for the people.


The election atmosphere in Da Nang. Photo: Thanh Hoa / VNP


COVID-19 safety is ensured at a polling station in Da Nang. Photo: Thanh Hoa / VNP


Checking voters' temperature at Cam Le ward, Da Nang city. Photo: Thanh Hoa / VNP
 

Detainees cast their votes at Da Nang detention center. 
 
Special ballot boxes were brought to hospitals, quarantine facilities and lockdown areas for COVID-19 to ensure people's voting rights.


Voting began at 7am on May 23 at constituency No. 05, An Khanh ward, Thu Duc city. Photo: Kim Phuong / VNP


Checking and sealing of the ballot box at constituency No.12, An Lac ward, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Le Minh/ VNP



Each voter is provided with biographical material of the candidates. Photo: Kim Phuong/VNP


Voters cast their ballots at Phu Nhuan district, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thong Hai / VNP



Election officials brings the supplementary ballot box to Truong Thi Minh's house, born in 1930, An Lac ward, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Le Minh / VNP
 

Monks cast their ballots in Bac Lieu city. Photo: Nhat Binh / VNA
The elections were completed at 7pm on May 23. Reports showed that as of 7 p.m, about 99.16% of voters across the country have casted their ballots, in which the provinces of Lao Cai, Lang Son and Tra Vinh posted the highest turnout rate of 99.98% and Nghe An with the lowest of 97.30%./.

By VNA/VNP
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