Section 6. The Local People’s Assembly

Article 137:

The People’s Assembly of a province (or municipality directly under central authority), city (or district) or county is the local organ of State power.

Article 138:

The local People’s Assembly consists of deputies elected on the principle of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.

Article 139:

The term of office of the People’s Assembly of a province (or municipality directly under central authority), city (or district) or county is four years.
A new local People’s Assembly is elected according to the decision of the local People’s Committee at the corresponding level prior to the expiry of the former’s term of office.
When unavoidable circumstances render an election impossible, the term of office of the local People’s Assembly is prolonged until an election can be held.

Article 140:

The local People’s Assembly has the following duties and authority to:

  1. deliberate and approve the local plan for the development of the national economy and the report on its implementation;
  2. deliberate and approve the local budget and the report on its implementation;
  3. adopt measures to observe State laws in the area concerned;
  4. elect or recall the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen, Secretary and members of the People’s Committee at the corresponding level;
  5. elect or recall the Judges and People’s Assessors of the Court at the corresponding level;
  6. rescind unwarranted decisions and directives of the People’s Committee at the corresponding level and the People’s Assemblies and People’s Committees at lower levels.

Article 141:

The local People’s Assembly convenes regular and extraordinary sessions.
Regular sessions are convened once or twice a year by the People’s Committee at the corresponding level.
Extraordinary sessions are convened when the People’s Committee at the corresponding level deems them necessary or at the request of a minimum of one-third of the total number of deputies.

Article 142:

The local People’s Assembly requires a quorum of at least two-thirds of the total number of deputies in order to meet.

Article 143:

The local People’s Assembly elects its Speaker. The Speaker presides over the sessions.

Article 144:

The local People’s Assembly issues decisions.

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