Election

Vietnam’s General Election 2021: A Tale Of Three Players

Vietnam’s General Election 2021: A Tale Of Three Players
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Vietnam’s general election in May 2021, with the surprise factor of Luong The Huy’s independent candidacy, revealed a political landscape of three major players, namely the government led by the Vietnamese Communist Party, a new generation of regime critics, and those who seem to hope to change politics

Dan Nguyen
Dan Nguyen
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Vietnam Briefing: The Election Is Over. But The Fate Of Party Critics Is Still Grim.

Vietnam Briefing: The Election Is Over. But The Fate Of Party Critics Is Still Grim.
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The Vietnam Briefing, which is released every Monday morning Vietnam time, is a look at Vietnam’s political developments of the past week. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 2021 National Assembly election is over. Rumors are spreading. It is reported that almost 70 million people were expected to cast their ballots yesterday, Sunday,

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
Vietnam Briefing
An Authoritarian Nightmare: The Self-Nomination Movement In 2016

An Authoritarian Nightmare: The Self-Nomination Movement In 2016
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“The dream for authoritarian regimes is to reap the fruits of electoral legitimacy without running the risks of democratic uncertainty.” Andreas Schedler, professor of political science. Despite being a one-party state, the Vietnamese Constitution does allow non-party members and self-nominated candidates to compete for the National Assembly election. Because of

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
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The Power Of Your Ballot

The Power Of Your Ballot
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As election day approaches for seats in the Vietnamese National Assembly, it is important to take a step back and reflect on the significance of this political exercise as a whole and on our role as voters. It is common knowledge that several aspects of this entire electoral process are

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Opinion-Section
The Odds Against Your Favor: How Does The National Assembly Election In Vietnam Work?

The Odds Against Your Favor: How Does The National Assembly Election In Vietnam Work?
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Vietnam has been consistently categorized as “not free” and “authoritarian” by many organizations, such as Freedom House [https://freedomhouse.org/country/vietnam/freedom-world/2021] and The Economist [https://www.eiu.com/n/campaigns/democracy-index-2020/]. The Economist went so far as to rank Vietnam at the bottom of its Democracy Index

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
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Ao Dai, The Freedom Index, And An Election Goes Uninterested In Vietnam

Ao Dai, The Freedom Index, And An Election Goes Uninterested In Vietnam
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Why are so few paying attention to this country’s grand affairs, such as our upcoming general election on May 23, 2021? Maybe the op-ed article written in Vietnamese by Huynh Minh Triet that was previously published [https://www.luatkhoa.org/2021/03/ao-dai-jav-chi-so-tu-do-va-cuoc-bau-cu-bi-lang-quen-cua-nguoi-viet-nam/] in the Luat Khoa Magazine on

Hoai Huong
Hoai Huong
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Vietnam Briefing: The First Openly Gay Candidate Running For Election

Vietnam Briefing: The First Openly Gay Candidate Running For Election
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The Vietnam Briefing, which is released every Monday morning Vietnam time, is a look at Vietnam’s political developments of the past week. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That’s it. The election is here. This is the last briefing before the general election on Sunday, May 23. Candidates spent the last week busying

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
Vietnam Briefing
Vietnam Election 2021: Twelve Milestones That All Voters Should Know

Vietnam Election 2021: Twelve Milestones That All Voters Should Know
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This article was written in Vietnamese by Hong Anh and previously published [https://www.luatkhoa.org/2021/02/bau-cu-viet-nam-2021-12-moc-thoi-gian-cu-tri-nao-cung-nen-xem-qua/] in the Luat Khoa Magazine on February 26, 2021. The translation carries some revisions of the original article that we have sought the author’s consent. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On May 23, 2021,

thereporter
thereporter
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