Vietnamese parliamentary election, 2011

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Vietnamese parliamentary election, 2011
2007 ←
May 22, 2011 → 2016

All 500 seats to the National Assembly
251 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Nguyen Phu Trong.jpg
Leader Nguyễn Phú Trọng n/a
Party Communist Party of Vietnam Independent
Seats won 458 42
Seat change Increase8 Decrease1

Prime Minister before election

Nguyen Tan Dung
Communist Party of Vietnam

Elected Prime Minister

Nguyen Tan Dung
Communist Party of Vietnam

Coat of arms of Vietnam.svg
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Parliamentary elections were held in Vietnam on 22 May 2011.[1] Since Vietnam is a single-party state, the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam is guaranteed to win.[2]


According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, there were 827 candidates. 31.4% were women, 14.3% were not members of the Communist Party, 16.1% were members of ethnic minorities and 22.1% were candidates running for reelection.[3]


Of the 500 MPs elected, 333 were first-time MPs, four were self-nominated. Almost all of them had at least a bachelor's degree; 15.6% were from ethnic minorities, 24.4% were women, and 8.4% were not members of the Communist Party. Voter turnout was 99.51%,[4] with the northern mountain provinces of Lai Châu, Hà Giang, Hòa Bình and Lạng Sơn reporting a turnout of 99.99%.[5]

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[6]