Vietnam has had a new constitution since the beginning of this year, after a near-unanimous vote by the National Assembly in November 2013. But it leaves much to be desired in terms of political and economic reform.
lundi 6 janvier 2014
mardi 3 décembre 2013
The amended constitution Vietnam adopted on November 28, 2013, failed to address popular aspirations for change and reform, Human Rights Watch said today.
jeudi 28 novembre 2013
HANOI - Vietnam’s National Assembly on Thursday passed an amendment to the country’s Constitution, but critics said that despite calls for reform little has changed.
dimanche 17 novembre 2013
Legislative officials have cricticized Vietnam’s draft law over gay marriage as “indecisive” as it lifts the ban on gay marriage but maintains the stance of not formally recognizing such unions.
dimanche 27 octobre 2013
Hanoi - Around 300 people gathered in central Hanoi early Sunday for staged weddings as a protest in support of same-sex marriage ahead of a parliamentary debate.
vendredi 25 octobre 2013
A leading justice official told a house meeting Tuesday that anti-corruption work was not working and that many inspections had led to few discoveries and little justice.
mercredi 23 octobre 2013
NEW YORK – Vietnam’s National Assembly should ensure that the country’s revised constitution fully meets international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the chairman of the National Assembly.
mercredi 3 juillet 2013
Vietnam’s prime minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, recently survived a confidence vote in the National Assembly as well as severe pressure at the most recent party plenum.
vendredi 28 juin 2013
HANOI - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was dealt a rare public blow on June 11, winning the full support of less than half of members of a parliament dominated by his ruling Communist Party in the country's first-ever confidence vote.
mardi 26 février 2013
HANOI – Vietnam scores only 19 points on a 100 point scale in the 2012 Open Budget Index (OBI 2012), much lower than many other nations in the region, showing a lack of transparency in the country’s budget system.
mardi 19 février 2013
Promising to apologize, a National Assembly member from Ho Chi Minh City has taken down an entry on his blog that “offensively” derided a fellow parliamentarian, causing a public stir.
vendredi 14 décembre 2012
Chairman of the Office of the National Assembly Nguyen Hanh Phuc said the NA will allocate half a day for the first-ever vote of confidence for high-ranking officials in the 5th NA session in May 2013.
jeudi 22 novembre 2012
The communist-dominated parliament of Vietnam is to subject elected leaders including the president and prime minister to annual confidence votes.
lundi 19 novembre 2012
It is not every day that a Vietnamese national assemblyman publicly confronts a sitting prime minister and Politburo Standing Committee member live on national TV, suggesting that the latter resign. Yet that was what transpired last week, when lawmaker Duong Trung Quoc spoke out against Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
mercredi 14 novembre 2012
A member of the Communist-dominated parliament in Vietnam has in a rare show of dissent told PM Nguyen Tan Dung that he should resign for his mistakes in handling the economy.
mercredi 26 septembre 2012
HA NOI — National Assembly vice chairman Huynh Ngoc Son and a delegation of lawmakers yesterday concluded a three-day visit to France aimed at boosting mutual understanding with the French Parliament and strengthening the tradition of friendship and multifaceted co-operation between the two countries.
vendredi 14 septembre 2012
The Justice Ministry has presented to the National Assembly’s Standing Committee a draft law on civil status registry, under which every citizen will be granted one single identification number to be used on all licenses. This number will remain the same throughout a holder’s life.
dimanche 29 avril 2012
She may have succeeded in building one of Vietnam’s richest families but businesswoman Dang Thi Hoang Yen always knew that entering the murky world of high-level politics in this authoritarian, one-party state was a gamble.
mardi 24 avril 2012
A number of investment programmes for agriculture, rural areas and farmers turn out to be unreasonable and costly, said a report of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee.
mardi 20 décembre 2011
With economic zones and border gate economic zones countrywide developing haphazardly and operating ineffectively, the National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday called for stopping building new zones.
dimanche 27 novembre 2011
Last week Vietnam Electricity (EVN) released a report that it had suffered a loss of nearly VND10.16 trillion (US$484 million), for the first time.
dimanche 20 novembre 2011
A bill on demonstration has sparked controversy at the Vietnam National Assembly's sitting on Thursday, as some lawmakers find the law unnecessary, while others disagree.
mercredi 2 novembre 2011
Vietnam's inflation is slowing but it will still hit 19 percent by the end of this year, as one of the world's highest rates, the National Assembly 's Economic Committee has forecast.
mercredi 10 août 2011
The National Assembly yesterday passed a resolution which will offer numerous tax incentives to individuals and businesses.
lundi 25 juillet 2011
HANOI—Vietnamese lawmakers approved Truong Tan Sang as the next president Monday, as the communist country moves to cement its leadership for the next five years at a time of major economic challenges.
samedi 23 juillet 2011
The first session of the 13th National Assembly kicked-off today, laying a firm foundation for Vietnam's development.
jeudi 21 juillet 2011
Vietnam’s National Assembly opens today after a series of actions last year that suggest the top legislative body is growing more assertive and willing to criticize the government.
lundi 23 mai 2011
Par Vietnam aujourd'hui le lundi 23 mai 2011, 20:55
The French News Agency AFP has widely covered the elections in Vietnam. In an article, it quoted the Head of the United Nations mission in the country, John Hendra, as saying that the Vietnamese National Assembly was performing its better role in ensuring the government’s responsibility.
The streets of Hanoi may be festooned with election posters, but the people are not showing the enthusiasm one might expect in the run up to Sunday's election.
jeudi 4 novembre 2010
A member of Vietnam's National Assembly said Wednesday he had proposed that the body vote on a motion of no confidence in the country's government.
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