Votes of confidence promotes democracy
  • By Le Chan Nhan | dtinews.vn | June 14, 2013 09:25 AM
The results of the votes of confidence on 47 elected or approved officials announced on June 11 have stirred debate.

The vote marked a distinct step forward for the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) as the country’s supreme legislative and scrutiny body.

However, a NA deputy said that many officials faced votes of confidence this time did not submit information on their performances and the results of their work, which made it harder to judge the officials.

Those officials whose work does not directly deal with or affect the public also seemed to receive higher confidence votes. On the other hand, those who are directly working with the public or managing industries which face burning issues, like health, education and banking, seemed to receive lower votes.

But this does not reflect the whole situation.

Vietnam Fatherland Front Vice President and General Secretary Vu Trong Kim suggested that there should be just a simple confidence or no confidence vote. He said "With the current three degrees we vote on now, no official would ever be threatened, even if we carried out repeated votes."

Although there have been different opinions on the voting, it still marks significant progress.

According to NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, though there are still several shortcomings during the preparations and management of the voting, but the high number of deputies approving the resolution on the casting and collection of votes of confidence shows that it was a success and should be considered significant progress for the eighth National Assembly.

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