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CPV plenum focuses on key issues

Released at: 22:03, 04/07/2016

CPV plenum focuses on key issues

Photos: VGP/Courtesy

High on agenda is discussions and approval of senior positions.

by Ha Nguyen

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) will continue to introduce some 13 senior leaders of the State and the government in preparation for the upcoming National Assembly (NA) session this month.

The positions exclude leading positions such as President, Prime Minister, and NA Chairman, according to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

In his opening remarks at the 3rd plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee, which opened on July 4 in Hanoi, Mr. Trong said that holders of senior positions, together with another 34 senior leaders, have been already been introduced and voted on at the second plenum in March, according to the government's news portal.

The 13th NA voted for these positions in March, with Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan being elected as NA Chairwoman, Mr. Tran Dai Quang as President and Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Prime Minister. Ms. Ngan was previously NA Deputy Chairwoman while Mr. Quang was Minister of Public Security and Mr. Phuc was a Deputy Prime Minister.

The 13 senior leadership positions were not discussed at the 2nd plenum in March so the Party Central Committee will vote from an introduction list to be presented at the upcoming NA session.

The 3rd plenum, which will last to July 8, will also discuss working regulations for the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, the Secretariat, and the Central Inspection Commission, according to a CPV announcement released on July 4. “There are also discussions on regulations on the enforcement of Party regulations, regulations on Party inspection, supervision, and discipline, and other important issues,” it noted.

Mr. Trong stressed that the agenda is of great importance, so he recommended that Party Central Committee members discuss the issues thoroughly and make decisions by the end of the plenum.

The National Assembly for the 2016-2021 term will open its first session on July 20 and last for ten days. High on the agenda will be discussions and confirmation of votes for senior positions, including NA Chairman, President and Prime Minister.

This will be the 14th tenure of the NA following the May elections, with 496 delegates. Some 160 delegates were re-elected.

The new NA will also discuss the socioeconomic development plan in 2016 and other key issues such as public expenditure and the management of foreign loans. The NA is proposing the government provide reports on the marine environment to delegates.

In a separate move, the Politburo in late June announced that Minister of Information and Communications (MIC) Truong Minh Tuan will also be Deputy Head of the Party’s Central Committee of Popularization and Education.

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