“This is a double vote. Voters vote for the NA deputies, and the NA deputies cast their ballots to exercise their legal and political powers,” said NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung at the meeting ahead of the voting on Monday.
Joining the vote of confidence, the NA deputies must have an objective view, careful consideration and a sense of fairness to ensure the quality of the NA operations, he said.
Hung said he was both a voter and a person subject to the confidence vote. Thus, he was anxiously waiting for the outcomes of the vote.
The officials subject to the vote of confidence had sent their self-assessment reports to the NA deputies prior to the opening of the fifth NA sitting. This is a reference source for the deputies to consider before casting their vote.
With a vote of 95.5% by the NA deputies, the NA on Monday passed the list of 47 persons in superior positions facing the first ever vote of confidence. These officials must have held their posts for at least one year.
Vuong Dinh Hue was no longer the Minister of Finance, and thus he was excluded from the above list. His successor, Dinh Tien Dung, with less than one year in office, was also exempt from the vote.
NA deputies at a group discussion on Monday morning discussed the vote of confidence and the list of officials subject to this vote. The vote of confidence took place in the afternoon.
High-ranking officials facing the confidence vote were classified into ten groups, including the State President, the NA Chairman, the Prime Minister and their deputies, ministers and other Government members, chairpersons of NA committees and some other positions.
Each ballot consisted of three options: high confidence, confidence and low confidence.
Nearly 500 NA deputies joined the vote of confidence. Each of them cast ten ballots.
Deputy Tran Ngoc Vinh said he was not fully satisfied with his choice because he had not gathered enough information about some sectors. Deputy Tran Thi Ngoc Khanh, meanwhile, said she voted on behalf of voters, according to Vnexpress.
The outcomes of the vote are published today.
According to the NA resolution, those receiving low confidence votes from more than half of deputies of the NA or local people’s councils may tender their resignation
Those obtaining low confidence votes from over two-thirds of deputies of the NA or local people’s councils or getting low confidence votes from more than half of them in two consecutive years will face a motion of no confidence.