15 central candidates fail NA election

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Of the list of 500 newly-elected National Assembly (NA) deputies announced in Hanoi this morning, 4 are self-nominated candidates. Meanwhile, 15 candidates recommended by central agencies lost at the poll.

42 non-communists won the election.

Among the 182 candidates nominated by central agencies, 15 lost the election, according the results of the NA election for the 2011-2016 term announced by Election Council Secretary General Pham Minh Tuyen.

Of the losers, several are being heads of NA committees.

This is the election that has the highest number of candidates nominated by central agencies who lost at the poll, said Deputy Chairman of the NA Office, Nguyen Si Dung.

In the previous election, the number was 7, he added.

Meanwhile, of the 15 self-nominated candidates, 4 have won the election, namely Chau Thi Thu Nga from Hanoi, Nguyen Minh Hong from Nghe An province, Phan Van Quy, also from Nghe An, and Hoang Huu Phuoc, from Ho Chi Minh City. All the four are businesspeople.

In the previous NA election, only one self-nominated candidate won at the poll.

Of the 500 new deputies, 42 are non-communists, 62 are under 40 years old, and 122 are women.

Among the new deputies, 229 are post graduates and 262 hold a university degree.

Election Council Secretary General Pham Minh Tuyen at the international press conference about the NA election results in Hanoi this morning

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung gained the highest number of votes (95.51 percent), followed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (95.38 percent) and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (85.63 percent).

Three incumbent NA’s deputy chairpersons won the election. They are Uong Chu Luu, Huynh Ngoc Son and Tong Thi Phong.

The list of new deputies also include 12 incumbent ministers, including Le Hong Anh, Minister of the Public Security; Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of Defense; Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ha Hung Cuong, Minister of Justice; Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Industry and Trade; Pham Vu Luan, Minister of Education and Training; Vu Van Ninh, Ministry of Finance; Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; and Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

The election took place in the atmosphere of democracy, equality and safety in line with the law, according to Election Council Secretary General Pham Minh Tuyen.

The rate of voters going to the polls nationwide amounted to 99.51 percent.

The highest rates of voters going to the polls were recorded in four northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh and Lang Son.

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