The total number of National Assembly deputies must not exceed 500, including full-time and part-time National Assembly deputies, of which the number of full-time National Assembly deputies must account for at least 35% of the total number of National Assembly deputies is one of the most significant points under the Law on organization of the National Assembly No. 57/2014/QH13 dated November 20, 2014 and takes effect from January 01, 2016.
For activity time of National Assembly deputies, full-time National Assembly deputies shall spend all their working time performing their tasks and exercising their powers at agencies of the National Assembly or National Assembly deputies’ delegations in localities. Part-time National Assembly deputies shall spend at least one-third of their working time in a year performing the tasks and exercising the powers of a deputy. Heads of agencies, organizations or units where the National Assembly deputies work shall arrange time and work and create necessary conditions for the deputies to perform their tasks and exercise their powers.
Under this Law, the National Assembly shall cast votes of confidence on holders of positions elected or approved by the National Assembly at the proposal of at least twenty percent of the total number of National Assembly deputies or at the proposal of the Ethnic Council or a Committee of the National Assembly… A person subject to casting of votes of confidence who receives no-confidence votes from more than half of the total number of National Assembly deputies may apply for resignation.
Another significant point is that the Secretary General of the National Assembly shall be elected, relieved of duty and removed from office by the National Assembly from January 01, 2016. The Secretary General shall advise the Chairperson of the National Assembly and the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on tentative working programs of the National Assembly and the Standing Committee of the National Assembly; and on the order and procedures for carrying out activities of the National Assembly and its Standing Committee…