Oct 23, 2012

Vietnam - NA says to issue resolution on vote of confidence

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VietNamNet Bridge – Motions of no confidence can only be conducted next year if the National Assembly (NA) passes a resolution to this effect in its next session slated to open on Monday and last until November 22.

Nguyen Hanh Phuc, chairman of the NA Office, said: “The NA will only implement the resolution next year, not immediately (at the upcoming session).”

NA deputies at the session will listen to reports on the commitments that ministers had made during the previous two sessions, Phuc said. “If any ministers fail to realize what they promised at the NA’s previous meetings, the NA will hold a vote of confidence,” he explained.

“If confidence is low, at less than 50% in two separate votes, the NA will undertake a motion of no confidence as a form of penalty,” Phuc noted.

Relating to the revision of the 1992 Constitution, Phuc said the NA will collect comments from local residents for about three months from January to March 2013. After that, the NA will present it at the first session of 2014.

According to NA Office deputy head Nguyen Si Dung, a number of discussion sessions on law projects attracting public attention will be broadcast live on television. They are the revised corruption prevention and fighting law, the amended land law and a draft of the revised 1992 Constitution and others, he said.

At the session, NA delegates will consider approving nine law projects and two resolutions including one on vote of confidence.

In a recent report submitted to the NA Standing Committee, the Government admitted five of 12 targets the NA set for 2012 are yet to be achieved, including economic growth, the ratio of capital for social development to GDP, job creation, poverty reduction and forest development.

Phuc said that despite such a report, the Government will continue translating the targets into reality in the rest of the year. “It’s still too soon to say the Government could not achieve the five targets.”

In the 2013 plan, the Government has set a few basic targets, with a year-on-year rise of GDP at 5.5%, State budget deficit at 4.8% or lower of GDP and consumer price index at less than 8%.


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