[For immediate release]- May 27, 2021
Today, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following Statement in response to the sham elections – to select a ‘rubber-stamp’ legislature – that took place in Vietnam on Sunday, May 23, 2021:
Vietnam held elections to determine the members that would constitute its 15th National Assembly, as well as the People’s Councils at the local level on May 23rd. Elections in Vietnam are undoubtedly of a purely ceremonial nature and only serve the Vietnam Communist Party’s (VCP) interests in maintaining their despotic rule over the people of Vietnam. Key leadership positions as well as the overall composition of the National Assembly are determined several weeks in advance.