Foreign media highlight Vietnam’s general election

(VOVworld) - Vietnam’s election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2016-2021 tenure has received attention from foreign news agencies.
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong cast his ballot at the polling station No. 3 in Nguyen Du ward, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi (Source: VNA)
Cuba's news agency Prensa Latina highlighted the enthusiasm of Vietnamese voters when they went to the polls on Sunday morning, and the thorough preparations for the event. The UK news agency Reuters reported that some 69 million Vietnamese are registered to vote for representatives to the 500-seat National Assembly. Reuters quoted Nguyen Hanh Phuc, NA Secretary General and Chief of the National Election Council as saying that all 870 candidates, including those who are not Party members and nominated themselves to run as independents, have been treated equally.

Many other major news outlets in the US, Australia, China, and Thailand - AP, ABC News, Xinhua, and the Nation - ran stories highlighting Vietnam’s important political event.

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