Vietnamese voters cast ballots for parliament (AP) – 1691th Edition

A Hanoi street was decorated with flags and red banners for the parliament elections in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Though the fanfare leading up to the polling was grand with parades and red banners streaming across roadways proclaiming, 'Long live the glorious Communist Party of Vietnam,' the 500 members elected to the lawmaking National Assembly will not change the country's direction. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh.)AP – From candidates’ resumes read in dead tone across crackling corner loudspeakers to propaganda art depicting smiling grandmothers dropping ballots in the box, Vietnam’s government urged everyone to participate in the “right and obligation of all citizens” during Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

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