Party Leader Recommended to Stay in New Tenure

Mr. Nong Duc Manh

The ninth-tenure Party Central Executive Committee has recommended Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh as the top leader of the Party in the tenth tenure, said Mr. Dao Duy Quat, deputy chief of the Central Cultural and Ideology Committee.

On April 24, the seventh day of the Party Congress, Mr. Quat said 160 delegates were elected as official members of the tenth-tenure Party Central Executive Committee. All the 160 people were among the 174 people recommended by the ninth-tenure Central Executive Committee.

Mr. Nguyen Minh Hien, Minister of Education and Training, and Mr. Do Quang Trung, Minister of Internal Affairs, were recommended but were not elected.

Some other ministers were not recommended but were nominated during the Congress, then not elected. They included Health Minister Tran Thi Trung Chien, Minister of Post and Telecommunications Do Trung Ta, and Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Hang.

Mr. Quat added that all six members of the ninth-tenure Politburo were re-elected. They are Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, Mr. Truong Tan Sang, chief of the Central Economic Committee, Standing Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Minister of Public Security Le Hong Anh, Ho Chi Minh City Party Chief Nguyen Minh Triet, and Ha Noi Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong. The six leaders received about 90% of all votes.

At the end of the April 24 morning session, the Congress delegates received the list of the tenth-tenure Central Executive Committee’s members, and sheets for a confidence vote for the new Party General Secretary. The new Central Executive Committee had its first meeting in the afternoon.

The confidence vote results serve as a base for the tenth-tenure Central Executive Committee to elect its Party General Secretary. The Committee will nominate one or two persons as the Party leader, said Mr. Quat.

The 10th National Party Congress will wrap up on April 25 after eight days.

Reported by Tuan Quan and Luu Thao – Translated by Tuong Thuy

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