Local officials prepare a polling station ahead of upcoming elections in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters
Local officials prepare a polling station ahead of upcoming elections in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters

Millions of Vietnamese vote despite coronavirus lockdowns affecting many provinces

  • Fewer independent candidates than before are standing in the election for the 500-seat National Assembly, which is held every five years
  • The Communist Party – one of the last ruling communist parties in the world – retains tight control over Vietnam and its media

Local officials prepare a polling station ahead of upcoming elections in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters
Local officials prepare a polling station ahead of upcoming elections in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters
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