Elections in Vietnam

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Elections in Vietnam gives information on election and election results in Vietnam.

Vietnam elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The National Assembly (Quoc Hoi) has 498 members, elected for a five-year term. Vietnam is a single-party state. This means that only one political party, the Communist Party of Vietnam is legally allowed to hold effective power. At the last elections, 20 May 2007, only the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, a front of the Communist Party of Vietnam, mass organizations and affiliated, and some non-partisans were allowed to participate. 1 member is self-nominated and is not a member of the VFF. 42 seats were won by non-party candidates. The president is elected for a five-year term by the parliament. More than 99% of all candidates were selected by Communist Party and most of them were from their own party.

Latest election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 22 May 2011 National Assembly (Quoc hoi) election results
Parties and coalitions Seats +/–
Vietnamese Fatherland Front (Mặt Trận Tổ Quốc Việt Nam) Communist Party of Vietnam (Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam) 458 +8
Independent 38 -4
Independents 4 +3
Overall statistics
Total parliamentary seats 500 +7
Sources: Central Election Council[1]

Past elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 20 May 2007 National Assembly of Vietnam election results
List Seats
Vietnamese Fatherland Front (Mặt Trận Tổ Quốc Việt Nam)
  • Communist Party of Vietnam (Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam)
  • mass organizations and affiliated
    non-party candidates (42 successful)
492
Self-nominated candidates 1
Total 493

1992 Constitution of Vietnam[edit]

Article 6 of Vietnam's 1992 Constitution states: "The people make use of state power through the agency of the National Assembly and the People's Councils, which represent the will and aspirations of the people, are elected by them and responsible to them."[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election results for NA and People’s Council deputies announced". Voice of Vietnam. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Rebecca Elmhirst, Ratna Saptari (July 2004). "Labour in Southeast Asia: local processes in a globalised world". Psychology Press. Retrieved March 25, 2012.