May 22, 2011 Held

Viet Nam

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Election for Quoc-Hoi (Vietnamese National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:61,900,000
Valid Votes:61,900,000
Invalid Votes:0

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Communist Party of Vietnam 458 - -

Independents 4 - -

Election Results Modified: May 05, 2011

General Information

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nguyen Minh TRIET
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan DUNG
  • Assembly: Vietnam has a unicameral National Assembly (Quoc-Hoi) with 498 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Quoc-Hoi) 500 members are elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are182 multi-member constituencies (from six to 26 seats each) divided into electoral units. Candidates must get a majority of votes in the first round to avoid a second.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 90,549,390 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 62,200,000 (May 2011 Voter registry not published. Figure is an estimate.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 44,458,637 (2011)

·         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: 122 (following the 2011 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: 13,582,408 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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