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PM attends ceremony marking 75 years of first general elections

January 04, 2021 | 11:05

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony on January 3 in the central province of Quang Nam province to mark the 75th anniversary of the first election of the Vietnamese National Assembly (January 6).

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PM nguyen xuan phuc speaks at the ceremony (photo: vna)
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony on January 3 in the central province of Quang Nam province to mark the 75th anniversary of the first election of the Vietnamese National Assembly (January 6), as reported by VNA.

Speaking at the event, the leader affirmed the significance of the 1946 general elections, as its success left a valuable lesson which can be used to complete election regulations.

The first NA election also ensured the right to vote with flexible and innovative regulations, he stated.

PM attends ceremony marking 75 years of first general elections
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the delegates at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
PM attends ceremony marking 75 years of first general elections

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the ceremony (Source: VNA)

He took the occasion to ask Quang Nam province to make more efforts to overcome consequences of recent floods and natural disasters.

During the 2016-2020 tenure, National Assembly deputies of Quang Nam province actively contributed ideas to 76 draft laws, and participated in supreme supervisions as well as question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions during NA sittings.

PM attends ceremony marking 75 years of first general elections
(Photo: VNA)
PM attends ceremony marking 75 years of first general elections
(Photo: VNA)

Earlier on December 26, a ceremony marking the occasion was held in the northern province Thai Nguyen.

Participants at the event included former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh; Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh; leaders and former leaders as well as National Assembly deputies and former deputies of the locality.

At the meeting, the NA deputies’ delegation of Thai NguyenProvince reviewed their operation during the 2016-2021 tenure.

Participants to the ceremony marking 75th anniversary of viet nam’s first general election day. (photo: vgp)
Participants to the ceremony in Thai Nguyen marking the 75th anniversary of Viet Nam’s first General Election Day. (Photo: VGP)

Following the success of the general election, the National Assembly, at its first session on March 2, 1946, elected a National Assembly Standing Committee headed by scholar Nguyen Van To and set up a coalition resistance government headed by Ho Chi Minh as President.

The Democratic Republic of Viet Nam State was officially organized with the National Assembly as the highest state power agency and the Government as the highest administrative body elected by the National Assembly.

A draft Constitution was prepared by the Constitution-drafting committee. Though brief and concise, it spelt out the national and democratic nature of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam.

On November 10, 1946, the draft Constitution was publicized on Cuu Quoc (National Salvation) paper for public opinion. The drafting committee was responsible for gathering and summarizing proposals for submission to the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, the National Construction Plan Study Committee, which was attached to the Government and composed of 50 members who were intellectuals, patriotic personalities, ministers and deputy-ministers, also studied and put forth another draft constitution submitted to the Government.

Based mainly on the Government’s draft constitution, which was compared with the draft constitution of the National Construction Plan Study Committee, and consulting constitutions of a number of European countries, the National Assembly’s Constitution Sub-Committee made a new draft constitution and presented it to the National Assembly at its second session lasting from October 28 to November 9, 1946 in Ha Noi.

The National Assembly deputies pointed to its pluses and added a number of specific points before it was unanimously approved.

On November 9, 1946, the National Assembly voted to pass the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam with 240 votes for among 242 present deputies.

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