Vietnam: The term of the People’s Council is 05 years

Vietnam: The term of the People’s Council is 05 years
Nguyễn Trinh

The Law on Local Government Organization 2015 of Vietnam will officially come into force from January 01, 2016. According to this Law, the local government level shall include the People’s Council and the People’s Committee organized at administrative units of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This Law has also specified tenures of these units.

Specifically, according to Vietnam’s current regulations, tenure of the People’s Council and the People’s Committee is specified as follows:

- The term of the People’s Council is 05 years that last from the first meeting held in this term of the People's Council to the first meeting held in the successive term of the People’s Council. 

Not later than 45 days before the end of term of the People’s Council, the new-term People’s Council must have been already elected.

The shortening or extension of the term of the People’s Council shall be decided if called for by the National Assembly Standing Committee.

- The term of office of delegates of the People’s Council shall coincide with the tenure of the People’s Committee. Delegates of the People’s Council who are additionally elected shall begin their duties from the date of the meeting following the additional election to the date of the first meeting of the subsequent term of the People's Council.

- The term of the Standing Committee of the People’s Council, the People’s Committee and other committees of the People’s Council shall coincide with the term of the People’s Council at the same level. Whenever the term of the People’s Council ends, the Standing Committee of the People’s Council, the People's Committee and other committees of the People’s Council, shall remain on duty until the new term of the People’s Council elects the new Standing Committee of the People’s Council, the People’s Committee and other committees of the new-term People’s Council.

This content is specified in Article 10 of the Law on Local Government Organization 2015 of Vietnam.

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