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Vietnam's Communists Put to Test as Dissidents Bid for Parliament

Former IT entrepreneur and banker Nguyen Quang A is running a disciplined campaign to be elected to Vietnam's parliament, declaring his assets, securing voter endorsements and appearing in a slick online video. He is not, however, a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam nor the kind of candidate that the monolithic ruling party wants in its rubber-stamp legislature. Quang A is one of its biggest critics and among 19 dissidents trying to run as independents in a May election to...

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