Country now ready for elections: State official

Published: 16/05/2011 05:00



Preparations for the upcoming election on
Sunday are complete, said Tran Huu Thang, deputy minister of home affairs on an
online conference in Ha Noi yesterday, May 16.

He said
the Election Council had conducted three reviews of the election preparations
and that all was in order.

city and province has received extra funding to organise the election in a quick
and convenient way,” he said.

For this
election there are 827 candidates for seats in the National Assembly. There are
183 polling stations.

At the
conference, representative from the central province of Thanh Hoa’s Department
of Home Affairs said there were 800,000 ballots with the candidates’ names in
handwriting rather than in print.

Tran Van Tuan said the local election board would remedy the problem as quickly
as possible. The province he said had just been allocated extra funds of VND23
billion (US$1.12 million).

Regarding the situation of the southern province of Binh Duong, home to
thousands of migrant workers, Tuan said the provincial department of Home
Affairs should run further promotional campaigns.

province should make a special list of 460.000 voters who are migrant workers
and strictly oversee this to ensure they can exercise their citizens’ rights and
responsibilities,” Tuan said.

minister added that ballots should only be counted after 7pm on election day.

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