Party, State leaders perform their citizen rights

Published: 22/05/2011 05:00



VietNamNet Bridge - Party and State leaders joined voters nationwide in exercising a citizen’s right and duty to elect deputies to the National Assembly and People’s Councils at all level in the 2011-2016 tenure.

Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary, Nguyen Phu Trong was the first to cast a ballot at a polling station No. 3, at the Nguyen Du ward of the Hai Ba Trung precinct in Hanoi , at 7 am Sunday.

Having fulfilled a voter’s duty, the Party leader was instantly surrounded by reporters asking about the elections of the National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels.

Trong said it is the first time that citizens will vote for both the top legislative body and grassroots representative agencies on the same day, making it the biggest ever election so far.

He highlighted the entire nation’s careful preparations for the elections, marked with the active role played by citizens in nominating candidates and making recommendations to candidates’ programs of action.

The Party leader recognized the candidates’ unprecedented campaigning efforts in the election preparations, saying “The candidates have held many meetings with voters in their election campaigns”.

Party Secretary General and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong.

“With a high sense of responsibilities, I hope that you all will make the right choice for the best of the best,” emphasized the Party General Secretary.

President Nguyen Minh Triet.

At polling station No. 38 in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, President Nguyen Minh Triet was also the first voter to cast his ballot at 7 am.

The State leader said he was happy to discharge his citizenship duty.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung and his wife.

In the northern port city of Hai Phong , Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his wife cast the first ballots at polling station No. 3 in Ly Hoc commune, Vinh Bao district.

The PM said he believed that voters select virtuous and talented people, worthy of being representatives for the people who can undertake State affairs and engage in strengthening the NA, to really be the highest body of State power representing the will and aspirations of the people.

Mr. Truong Tan Sang.

On the same day, Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and standing member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, joined voters in Tan Dinh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, to exercise his citizen rights.

He affirmed that the election day on May 22, is a specially important event of the country and a festive day of the whole nation and people, as it takes place right in the first year when the country implements the Resolution of the 11th National Party Congress, with the goal of continuing the cause of industrialization and modernization in an effort to turn Vietnam into an industrialized country in 2020.

He emphasized the people’s wish to make State agencies really bodies of the people, by the people and for the people, especially the National Assembly with its extremely important role and position as the supreme State power organ.

Therefore, elected deputies should work hard to realize all their commitments with the voters, accomplish their responsibilities to the people, and fulfill its tasks, he said.

Deputy PM Nguyen Sinh Hung.

At 7 am, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung, cast his vote at polling station No. 3 in Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District in Hanoi.

Hanoi Party Secretary Pham Quang Nghi at a polling station in Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.

HCM City Party Secretary
Le Thanh Hai at a polling station in District 3

“I’m very happy to complete my citizen duty. I believe that
constituents in the city (HCM City) would be enthusiastic to cast their
votes to perform their duty and rights,” said HCM City Party Secretary
Le Thanh Hai at a polling station in District 3.

The May 22 election is the largest-ever so far with over 62 million voters who will elect 500 NA deputies and 301,954 representatives of People’s Council at all levels.


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