Vietnam Announces Election Results

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam has released the results of elections for the National Assembly, with more than 90 percent of the lawmakers elected from the ruling Communist Party.

Secretary General of the Elections Commission Pham Minh Tuyen told reporters Friday that only 14 of the 500 lawmakers elected were not members of the party.

Tuyen called the election successful, but accused what he called “hostile forces” of trying to sabotage the polls by calling for boycotts and an end to the Communist Party.

More than 99 percent of more than 62 million voters went to the polls for the May 22 elections. Voting is mandatory in Vietnam.

The National Assembly is expected to convene its first meeting in July.