The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China has exempted Vietnamese diplomatic and official passport holders from visa requirements in the territory for 14 days.
The Ho Chi Minh city Election Committee on March 21st held a meeting to carry out the plan on disseminating information about the election of the 14th National Assembly and People’s Council at all levels for the 2016-2021 tenure among local units.
On March 17th, the Quang Ninh provincial Fatherland Front Committee organized the second consultative conference to approve a list of candidates nominated to the 14th National Assembly, tenure 2016-2021.
Agencies and organizations in the northern province of Thai Binh have completed introducing candidates nominated for the election of the 14th NA deputies, as assigned in the first consultative conference.
As of March 18th, 63 provinces and cities across the country have completed the second consultative meetings, making a preliminary list of candidates for election as deputies to the 14th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils at all levels in the 2016-2021 tenure.
During the 15th session of the Hanoi city People’s Council on March 18th, 89/92 members of the Hanoi city People’s Council elected three new Vice Heads of the Hanoi city People’s Committee for the 2011 - 2016 term.
On March 17th, the Ho Chi Minh city Fatherland Front Standing Board held the second consultative meeting to establish a preliminary list of candidates to the 14th National Assembly.
On March 17th, a delegation from the national election council led by Dao Trong Thi, Head of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, inspected the preparations for the election of deputies to the 14th NA and People’s Council at all levels for the 2016-2021 tenure in the central province of Quang Binh.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Presidium on March 17th held the second consultative meeting for election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly from central agencies and organizations.
The Ministry of Public Security and the Hanoi Police hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on March 16th to announce personnel decisions for the city.
On March 16th, the Quang Binh provincial Electoral Committee for the elections of 14th NA and all-level People’s Council deputies organized a conference to train skills for the elections.
The Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee has released a document regulating the colours of ballots in the elections for the 14th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Council deputies at all levels (tenure 2016-2021).
On March 14th, the Quang Ninh provincial Department of Home Affairs organized a conference to provide skills training for the elections of 14th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Council deputies at all levels.
In a meeting relating to election for deputies to the 14th National Assembly and the Ho Chi Minh city People’s Council at all levels for the 2016-2021 tenure, President of the city Election Committee Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam on March 15th suggested that the city Fatherland Front recheck the list of candidates to prepare for the second consultative meeting.
As of March 13th, the Hanoi city Electoral Committee completed receiving documents of self-nominated candidates for the elections of National Assembly (NA) and People’s Council deputies for the 2016-2021 tenure.
As planned, the Hanoi city People’s Council will organize an unusual meeting on March 18th to vote in one Vice Head of People’s Council, and three Vice Heads of People’s Committee.
On March 7th, the Hau Giang provincial Party Committee Office organized a meeting to collect the ideas of voters about nominees to be elected to the 14th National Assembly (NA) and the provincial People’s Council Deputies for the 2016-2021 tenure.