Millions of Vietnamese vote despite coronavirus lockdowns affecting many provinces

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Mask-wearing Vietnamese went to the polls on Sunday, with tens of millions expected to select a largely rubber-stamp legislature amid a rapidly spreading Covid-19 outbreak.Fewer independent candidates than before are standing in the election for the 500-seat National Assembly, which is held every five years and usually after the ruling Communist Party holds its congress to select a new leadership.Despite increasing openness to social change in the Southeast Asia nation and a plethora of free…

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