15th National Assembly convenes first session in Hanoi

VOV.VN - The 15th National Assembly (NA) is set to open its first session in Hanoi on July 20 morning, with the election and approval of leadership positions in State agencies, discussions on socio-economic reports and the making of decisions on other important issues.

A preparatory meeting was held one day earlier on July 19, during which NA deputies voting to approve the session’s agenda. 

During the session, lawmakers will hear a report reviewing outcomes of the elections of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026, as well as another report on outcomes of the verification of the eligibility of NA deputies.

They will decide on the numbers of NA Vice Chairpersons and members of the NA Standing Committee, as well as elect NA Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons, members of the NA Standing Committee, NA Secretary General, Chairperson of the NA Ethnic Council, heads of the NA committees, and State Auditor General.

They will also elect State President, Prime Minister, Vice State President, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy. They will decide on the structure and number of the Government members and approve the appointment of Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers and other Government members, the list of Vice Chairpersons and members of the Council for National Defence and Security (if any), and judges of the Supreme People’s Court.

Later, the NA Chairman, State President, PM and Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court will take oaths before the legislature, which will be live broadcast nationwide.

The NA will also scrutinize reports reviewing socio-economic performance and State budget in the first half and measures for the remaining months of this year, thrift practice and wastefulness prevention in 2020; approve the 2019 State budget balance, decide on the 2021-2025 socio-economic development plan and national financial plan, public capital borrowing and payment as well as the mid-term public investment plan for 2021-2025, the national target programme on new-style rural building, and poverty reduction and sustainable social welfare for 2021-2025.

The National Election Council is set to deliver a report on the elections of deputies to the 15th legislature and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure and results confirming the eligibility of 15th NA deputies. The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee will collect and submit voters’ feedback to the session.

NA deputies will also adopt resolutions on the programme on law and ordinance building in 2022, the NA’s 2022 supervision programme, and the establishment of a group in charge of thematic supervision.

As planned, the session is scheduled to conclude on July 31.