Vietnam’s government is led by the Communist Party of Vietnam. The National Assembly of Vietnam is then entrusted with all legislative responsibilities, and membership in the unicameral legislative body is met through elections. The National Assembly elects the President of Vietnam, and the president appoints the Prime Minister of Vietnam; together the president and prime minister are vested executive powers. Distinctive from the United States’ bicameral legislature, Vietnam’s unicameral system allows for more efficient law-making as there is no possibility for deadlock.
While economic reforms and pro-market stances have brought great prosperity to Vietnam; Vietnam contradicts their value of prioritizing the "community over the individual". This may be recognized in governmental land seizures.
There is no legal concept of private land ownership.
The legitimate ownership of the land belongs to the government and, all the while, farmers situate their livelihoods on the possession and access to their granted lands. Land acquisition refers to the government officials’ process of re-acquiring previously allocated land for the purpose of industrialization and the expectation to provide compensation to the affected “landowners”. The pressing demand for industrialization, urbanization, and modernization in Vietnam alongside the “prioritization of the community” justifies the government seizures of farmlands to establish public interest infrastructure projects, such as public roadways and trading ports.