92% of candidates standing for the Vietnam's 500-seat National Assembly are Communist Party members.
Of the 868 candidates, 74 are independents. Independents must be vetted by the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, which the party essentially controls.
The economic reforms of Doi Moi brought the arrival of Vietnamese billionaires.
In 2018, income share held by highest 10% for Viet Nam was 27.5 %. Viet Nam income share held by lowest 10% was at level of 2.5 % in 2018.