New National Assembly elected in Viet Nam
Elections were held on Sunday for the 500 seat, 5-year term Vietnamese National Assembly, Reuters reported the same day. This parliamentary election marks the first since
“The Vietnamese leadership talk about democracy in the same way the Chinese talk about grass-roots democracy,” said Ralph Cossa, president of the
The Vietnamese government has dealt with much criticism from the West recently due to the sentencing of numerous pro-democracy activists who supposedly broke the law by “spreading propaganda against the state.” Two such activist lawyers were jailed for 5 years due to incitement to disrupt the election.
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