Nominees confirmed for key Party positions

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has been nominated for being re-elected to the country's top post, Central Committee member Vu Trong Kim confirmed in an interview with local media on January 24.

The official also said that current Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been nominated for the post of Prime Minister, Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang for President and Vice-Chair of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is to rise to Chairwoman.

Participants in the 12th National Party Congress worked in their delegations yesterday to appraise the standards and structure of the 12th Party Central Committee and the list of nominations fielded by the 11th Party Central Committee.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Congress, Kim, an 11th Party Central Committee member and Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, said the personnel for the next tenure was thoroughly prepared during the 12th, 13th and 14th meetings of the 11th Party Central Committee.

In particular, the 14th meeting geared up personnel for the four key leading positions. The Politburo reported that it discussed each case and reached a consensus. Some nominees withdrew proactively.

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At the 14th meeting, the 11th Party Central Committee discussed three options, cast secret ballots and finally agreed to nominate incumbent Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to be re-elected to this position in the next tenure.

Such preparations for key positions were thorough and democratic, he said, adding that the Party Central Committee – the supreme leading body between two congresses – fulfilled its responsibility toward the Congress.

In his closing speech at the 14th meeting, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong stressed that the meeting was successful and sent a good message on personnel preparations to the entire people, Kim noted.

Delegate Cao Duc Phat, a member of the 11th Party Central Committee and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that through a strict process, the 11th Party Central Committee selected and nominated people with sufficient qualifications and virtue to fulfill their roles in the country's new phase of development.

The carefully prepared files on the candidates serve as a basis for the Congress's delegates to consider and select the most capable and prestigious people for the 12th Party Central Committee.


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