NA elections: more than half of the candidates have a master's or higher

By Ha Phuong   May 21, 2016 | 08:59 pm GMT+7

On May 22, Vietnamese citizens will cast their votes to elect delegates of the 14th National Assembly. 448 of 870 candidates running for a seat in the NA hold a master's or a PhD degree and over 60 percent are male.

Middle-aged candidates make up the majority.

Over 60 percent of the contenders are male. 

Muong is the ethnic minority with the largest number of candidates, 24, followed by Khmer, 19, and Tay, 17.

Candidates with a bachelor's degree account for 43.8 percent, followed by master's and PhD degrees with 33.2 percent and 18.3 percent respectively.

Hanoi and HCMC are the leading places of candidacy, followed by Thanh Hoa and Nghe An.

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The vast majority of candidates have been centrally nominated.