June 15, 2021


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Many businessmen have been elected to the 15th National Assembly

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50% of business candidates are elected and nearly half come from the private sector.

On the afternoon of June 10, the National Election Council held a press conference to announce the list of 499 National Assembly deputies. Among these, 15 businessmen – representing state-owned enterprises, private enterprises and business associations – were elected as deputies to the 15th National Assembly.

In this period, there are 7 business people who were deputies to the National Assembly of the XI, XIII and XIV courses. The rest participated for the first time and won the election. A female delegate who self-nominated and became a member of the 15th National Assembly is Ms. Khuong Thi Mai – Managing Director of Nam Sung Vietnam Aluminum Co., Ltd (Nam Dinh).

Among the successful entrepreneurs, only two are under the age of 40, Ms. Viet Ha – Director of Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Tuyen Quang branch (Agribank Tuyen Quang) and Mr. Nguyen Duy Thanh – Deputy Chairman of Ca Mau Business Association. Ms. Ha is also the youngest businesswoman to be elected this time (36 years old).

The “oldest” businessman among the elected is Mr. Nguyen Van Than – Chairman of Vietnam Small and Medium Enterprises Association (66 years old).

There are 5 people representing the state-owned or state-owned enterprises, reducing by half compared to the number of elected candidates for the XIV term.

The faces of businessmen elected to the 15th National Assembly. Graphics: Ta Lu

Share with VnExpress, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Xuan Thao – former director of the Institute for Legislative Studies emphasized that the participation of entrepreneurs in all economic sectors, especially the private sector, is “an important driving force of the economy”. . This contributes to the process of institutional building, supreme supervision and decision-making on important issues of the country.

On the other hand, businessmen in parliament will reflect the closest wishes of businesses and people, as well as the impact in changing and amending mechanisms and policies of the National Assembly that are not practical. This is the foundation to help businesses develop more firmly.

Formerly a member of the XII and XIII National Assembly, Mr. Thao noted that businessmen need to “cast roles” clearly as a representative of the people and a businessman. As part-time deputies, the working time is less than full-time deputies, but the National Assembly deputies who are businessmen need to “devote adequate time to the activities of the National Assembly”.

“Businessmen who are members of the National Assembly need to overcome personal interests. They also need to avoid the fact that when they run for office, they come up with a convincing program, but in the end it’s ineffective, just to polish their name, create a position to do personal business as a member of the National Assembly”, emphasized Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Xuan Thao.

In this aspect, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Trong Thinh – Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Finance also said that businessmen in the parliament reflect their own breath – entrepreneurs, but also for national and people’s purposes. race they represent.

After announcing the election results, the National Election Commission and Election Commissions at all levels continue to receive complaints and denunciations about election results and settle them within 30 days to have a basis to confirm the election results. accept the status of a candidate.

The National Election Council is expected to meet on July 12 to consider the results of settlement of complaints and denunciations (if any); passed a resolution on certifying the status of a member of the XV National Assembly, carrying out procedures for granting delegate cards and reporting to the National Assembly at the first session (expected to open on July 20).

Mr. Minh


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