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Hanoi to ensure successful general elections in any Covid-19 circumstances: Party chief

Election committees are responsible for planning protection measures to ensure full safety for all constituencies, including those in high-risk areas, quarantine and isolation zones.

Hanoi is committed to successfully hosting elections for deputies of the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 period under any Covid-19 situation.

 Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung at the meeting. Photo: Kinhtedothi

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung stressed the view at an online meeting on May 10 discussing the city’s preparation process for the event, saying this is to ensure election day as a great occasion for every citizen.

Dung called for greater responsibilities and determination from public servants in mapping out various scenarios for the election, scheduled to take place nationwide on May 23.

Meanwhile, the Hanoi’s Party chief requested local authorities to continue raising public’s awareness on the significance of the election, along with citizen’s rights and responsibilities during the process.

“Meetings between voters and candidates should be held combining face-to-face and online formats to stay in line with anti-Covid-19 regulations,” Dung noted.

Dung urged election committees at all levels to review protection measures, ensuring full safety for all constituencies, including those in high-risk areas, quarantine and isolation zones.

 List of voters for upcoming general elections at Phuc Dien ward, Bac Tu Liem district

Going in detail of the preparation process, Director of the Hanoi’s Department of Internal Affairs Vu Thu Ha said the progress is being on track, adding that a conference for candidates of deputies for the National Assembly is set to hold online on May 14, and a similar one for deputies of the Hanoi People’s Council will take place right this week.

At constituencies with higher-than-expected number of voters, including in the K Hospital – Tran Trieu facility – one of Hanoi’s major pandemic’s hotspot, Ha noted the department would draw up specific plans for to keep no more than 4,000 voters at each constituency by moving voters to nearby voting places.

“There would be more personnel mobilized to support the voting process at Tan Trieu branch of K hospital, which is estimated to have a turnout of more than 3.000 voters,” Ha said.

On May 23, 2021, voters nationwide go to the polls to elect members of the 15th National Assembly and the People's Councils at all levels for the term 2021 - 2026.

Hanoi, the city of roughly 10 million people, including children, has around 5.8 million voters.