The PCC discussed and decided on the extremely important matters of cadres, Party members and the people’s interest, including directions regarding personnel for the 13th National Party Congress and the general election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2025 term. The committee also made decisions on the number and allocation of delegates to the 13th National Party Congress and looked into other major issues.
In his opening remarks, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong pointed out that determining directions on personnel must stem from the requirements of implementing the Party’s guidelines and political tasks, national construction and protection, and the building and rectification of the Party and the entire political system in the country. It is forecast that in the coming years, Vietnam will be confronted with huge opportunities and challenges. For that reason, it is a must to build a PCC which is truly a political leadership nucleus and a highly united and unified centrepoint of the Party and the entire nation.
This is all very important work that is directly relevant to the destiny of the Party and the people and the future development of the country. Being fully aware of the great position and significance of the work, the PCC focused on discussions to clarify the contents regarding the review results of the personnel work of the 12th National Party Congress; the viewpoints, principles, objectives and requirements for the building of the 13th-tenure PCC; criteria for members of the PCC; criteria, structure, number and allocation plans for delegates to the 13th National Party Congress; and a number of issues to be implemented in the process of preparaing and implementing the personnel work of the PCC.
The plenum emphasised that, in the present context, the PCC, the Politburo and the PCC Secretariat must all have a firm political stance; persevere with the goal of national independence and socialism; be absolutely loyal to Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh Thought, the Party’s Platform and directions, the Constitution of the State and the national interest. Candidates must have pure ethics and lifestyle, be a real example for others, and have a high level of respect amongst the community. They must neither be involved in corruption nor be opportunistic, and have no ambition for power. Candidates must also be well aware of their responsibility to preserve and protect unity and solidarity within the Party. The preparation of personnel must be based on a very high sense of responsibility, real objectivity, fairness and pureness, while strictly complying with the Party’s organisational principles and regulations; putting the common cause of the Party and the nation first; and resolutely fighting all manifestations of individualism, opportunism, localism, factionalism, “group interest”, and advancement via corruption.
Highlighting the election of deputies to the NA and all-level People’s Councils as a major political event of the country, the PCC focused on discussing, considering and making decisions, and reached a high level of consensus on the key issues that decide the success of the elections, such as the objective, requirements and guiding principles of the elections; the establishment of electoral organisations; criteria for deputies of the NA and People’s Councils at all levels, including full-time deputies; the number, structure and age of deputies, particularly the structure and number of full-time deputies, female deputies, ethnic minority deputies, deputies representing social sectors and strata; the right to vote and run for election; the process of nominating and self-nominating candidates; and the settlement of election-related complaints and petitions.
On the basis of studying and drawing experience from the allocation of delegates who attended recent National Party Congresses, the PCC looked into and commented on the principles and criteria for allocating delegates and the projected number of delegates allocated to the 67 Party organisations under the management of the PCC. The PCC emphasised that the important thing is how to accurately select and elect truly exemplary and worthy comrades representing Party organisations to attend the National Party Congress, as stated by Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong at the opening and closing sessions of the plenum.
The PCC introduced personnel relevant to the planning of the Politburo and the PCC Secretariat, 13th tenure, in line with Party regulations.
Reviewing the leadership and direction of the Politburo and the PCC Secretariat in 2019, the PCC affirmed that the Politburo and the PCC Secretariat are a highly united and unified leadership collective persevering with the Party’s goals and ideals, Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, and resolutely defending the Party, the regime, and national independence and sovereignty. The Politburo and the PCC Secretariat have strictly implemented the principles of democratic centralism and the working regulations, ensuring collective leadership and promoting the individual role within the assigned scope of work. The PCC applauded the Politburo and the PCC Secretariat’s serious self-criticism and criticism, and their frank acknowldgement of shortcomings before the PCC concerning any unfulfilled work.
In his closing remarks, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong asked members of the PCC to uphold their sense of responsibility to the Party, the people and the country; focus on leading and directing effective implementation of the resolution of the 12th National Party Congress, resolutions of the PCC and the resolution of the PCC’s 12th plenum; and be proactively and actively involved in preparing and effectively implementing Party congresses at all levels as well as the 13th National Party Congress.
The 12th plenum of the 12th-tenure PCC is an extremely important preparatory step to ensure the full success of the 13th National Party Congress next year.