May 19, 2002 Held

Viet Nam

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Election for Quoc-Hoi (Vietnamese National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:49,211,275
Valid Votes:49,211,275
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Communist Party of Vietnam 447

Non-Party Members (Non-Party Members) 51

Election Results Modified: Apr 13, 2016

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 500 seats in the National Assembly (Quoc-Hoi)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Tran Duc LUONG
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Phan Van KHAI
  • Assembly: Vietnam has a unicameral National Assembly (Quoc-Hoi) with 500 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Quoc-Hoi) 500 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.***

*** The number of seats will increase from 450 to 500 for this election.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Vietnamese Fatherland Front
    • Leader: Nong Duc MANH
    • Seats won in last election: 447
    • Seats won in this election: 447
  • Indepdendents
    • Seats won in last election: 3
    • Seats won in this election: 51

* 66 seats are held by non-Communist party members and independents who are approved by the Fatherland Front.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Elections were last held July 20, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 79,939,014 (July 2001 est)
  • Registered Voters: 43,672,683

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 40,366,845 (2002)

·         Is Vietnam a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 July 1980)

·         Has Vietnam ratified CEDAW: Yes (17 February 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 136 (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 116 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Vietnam a signatory to CRPD: Yes (22 October 2007)

·         Has Vietnam ratified CRPD: Yes (5 February 2015)

·         Population with a disability: 11,990,852 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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