Parliament Medal - The First National Assembly (1946–1955) -Diem's Emperor Badge
Original Parliament Medal Vietnam Cong Hoa " Quoc Hoi " To Ngo Dinh Diem Emperor Era Badges presented from The Congress Military Assembly
The precursor of the current National Assembly of Vietnam was the National Representatives' Congress (Đại hội đại biểu quốc dân), convened on August 16, 1945, in the northern province of Tuyên Quang. This Congress supported Viet Minh's nationwide general uprising policy against Japanese and French forces in Vietnam. It also appointed the National Liberation Committee (Uỷ ban dân tộc giải phóng) as a provisional government.
The First National Assembly (1946–1955)
After a series of events which was later called collectively as the "August Revolution", Viet Minh seized the power all over the country, and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (Việt Nam dân chủ cộng hoà) was declared by Hồ Chí Minh in Hanoi on September 2, 1945. On January 6, 1946, the first general election ever in Vietnam was held all over the country in which all people 18 years old or older were eligible to vote. The first session of the First National Assembly (Quốc hội khoá I) took place on March 2, 1946 with nearly 300 deputies in the Great Theatre of Hanoi. Nguyen Văn Tố was appointed as the Chairman of the National Assembly's Standing Committee. The First National Assembly approved Hồ Chí Minh as the head of government and his cabinet, and the former-Emperor Bảo Đại as the Supreme Advisor. The second session, Bùi Bằng Đoàn was appointed to be the Chairman of the National Assembly's Standing Committee. Since 1948, Tôn Đức Thắng is Acting Chairman and since 1955 is Chairman of the Standing Committee, while Đoàn died.