Party, National Assembly Delegation, People`s Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi has met Hanoi NA deputies I to XIII, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s first General Election Day (January 6, 1946 - 2016).
Attending the meeting, there were General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; former General Secretary Nong Duc Manh; National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung; Politburo Member, Hanoi Steering Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation Pham Quang Nghi; Member of the Party Central Committee, former City Chairman Nguyen The Thao; Deputy Secretary of Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang; City Council President Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc; City Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung; Deputy Party Secretary Dao Duc Toan; and City leaders, former leaders of the Party, State, National Assembly, Hanoi of different generations.
Politburo Member, Hanoi Steering Party Committee, Head of the NA Delegation Pham Quang Nghi made speech at the meeting. On January 6, 1946, in response to President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal, Vietnamese people, regardless of their gender, social class or religion, took part in a general election to elect Vietnam’s first National Assembly by a democratic, equitable and direct ballot. This extremely important event was set in the country’s history as an important milestone, marking a great step-forward in the country’s democratic institution and ushering in a new period of national development.
Over the past seven decades with 13 tenures, the National Assembly has marched together with the nation and carried forward its role and position as the people’s highest representative agency and the country’s most powerful body in line with the Constitution and the law, significantly contributing to national liberation, reunification, construction and defence.
During the 2011-2016 term, Hanoi was among the two centrally-run localities with the highest number of NA deputies. Over the past five years, the capital’s NA deputies have made significant contributions to the country’s legislative development. They collected feedback on 93 draft laws and resolutions, and organised 543 meetings with voters.
Recalling the legislature’s 70-year history, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung stressed the importance of Hanoi’s NA deputy delegation to which late President Ho Chi Minh and generations of the Party and State leaders were members. He used the occasion to pay tribute to generations of the city’s NA deputies for their noted contributions to laying the foundations for the legislative body’s operations.
Hailing their performance over the past 70 years, especially during the 13th tenure, the NA chief said he hopes they will continue to contribute to the country’s renewal cause as well as the capital’s construction and development, meeting the aspirations of voters nationwide.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is due to deliver a keynote remark at the event, he said. In the run-up to the event, the Vietnam Television in coordination with the NA Office and the People’s Committee of Tuyen Quang province will air a live exchange programme in Hanoi and Tuyen Quang, including short documentaries and dialogues with experts to give audiences an insight into the history of the Vietnamese NA.
On January 5 morning, the NA leaders will meet generations of former legislators attending the ceremony to listen to their suggestions and aspirations. In evening the same day, a music show at the Hanoi Opera House will be broadcast live on the NA television channel. Other activities include an exhibition of books and materials in Hanoi , meetings with former lawmakers and music performances nationwide.