Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested ensuring democracy, fairness, safety and thrift in the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels in the 2021-2026 tenure.
A Hanoian receives election paper for the elections of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels in the 2016-2021 tenure (Photo: VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested
ensuring democracy, fairness, safety and thrift in the elections of deputies to
the 15th National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels
in the 2021-2026 tenure.
In a directive dated January 14, PM Phuc asked the Ministry
of Information and Communications (MIC) to coordinate with relevant agencies to
direct news agencies to disseminate the significance and importance of the
elections, the right to vote and to stand as a candidate of citizens to officials,
public servants, armed forces and people from all walks of life.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment should instruct the
General Statistics Office to guide its provincial and municipal chapters to
provide population data until December 31, 2020 to serve as a foundation to
count the number of NA and People’s Council deputies at each administrative
The Government leader directed the Ministry of Transport and
the MIC to work on specific plans to ensure smooth transport and information
during the preparation and organisation of the general elections, especially
before and in the election day of May 23, 2021.
The Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Public Security
should have plans to deploy personnel to ensure political security and social
safety and order, and stay ready to respond to natural disasters.
The Finance Ministry has to promptly allocate funding for
centrally-run agencies and localities to carry out election work.
PM Phuc also required the Health Ministry to continue
keeping a close watch on the COVID-19 pandemic developments and implementing
prevention and control measures synchronously and effectively.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
should work with relevant agencies to have plans to actively respond to
possible disasters, while the Government Inspectorate has to guide the asset
declaration for candidates, and promptly solve denunciations and complaints of
citizens before, during and after the elections.
The Government leader asked the Ministry of Internal Affairs
to be responsible to ensure the progress of the general elections.
Meanwhile, the People’s Committees at all levels will organise
the general elections as directed by the National Election Council, the
National Assembly Standing Committee, the Government and the Prime Minister,
and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee./.