Director of the Vietnam Academy of Defence Vo Tien Trung in an interview (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Personnel preparations for the 12th Party Central Committee have been made in a strict and thorough manner right from the grassroots level, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Defence Vo Tien Trung has told the media on the sidelines of the ongoing 12th National Party Congress.

Commenting on the number of Party Central Committee members, Trung said the committee groups 200 members, the same figure from the past tenure. However, the number of official ones rises to 180 from 175 in the previous tenure and the number of alternate members is down to 20 from the previous 25.

According to him, the increase of official Party Central Committee members is intended to cope with the many tasks of the Party Central Committee. In addition, new bodies have been set up such as the Economic and Internal Affairs Commissions, which also require more officials.

Trung noted a new point that for the first time, the Party Central Committee has outlined a strategic personnel plan to foster officials for future tenures. Six strategic-level personnel training courses have been held at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, making it easier for personnel rotation and training.

Candidates for the 12th Party Central Committee were nominated by the 11 th Party Central Committee, and then had to go through many rounds of voting from the grassroots level up to the Politburo.

Asked about criteria for the 12th Party Central Committee’s members, the official particularly emphasized the resolve of the Politburo and the 11th Party Central Committee to prevent opportunist persons, those who do not behave ethically and leaders of units where serious law violations occur, to enter the new Party Central Committee.

He expressed his belief that the Congress will choose the right leadership who could steer the country on its way ahead.

The official also noted that election regulations at the congress uphold the principle of centralized democracy, under which delegates can nominate themselves or others as candidates for the Committee. When a nominee wants to step down from the nomination list, it will also be decided by the Congress.-VNA