Ninth VFF National Congress adopts new charter hinh anh 1Delegates at the ninth VFF National Congress raise hands to vote on the 374 members of its Central Committee for the 2019-2024 tenure (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Delegates attending the ninth National Congress of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) on September 20 discussed and adopted the charter of the organisation, while appointing members of the VFF Central Committee.

The charter comprises eight chapters and 37 articles, one article more than that of the previous tenure. It contains a new article on the relations between the VFF and member organisations.

Accordingly, the VFF Central Committee and its member organisations will have coordinative relations, with the VFF committee playing the key role, cooperating with member organisations through democratic discussions to implement tasks and action programmes designed by the VFF.

Regarding the number of the members of the VFF Central Committee for the 2019-2024 tenure, delegates agreed to maintain it at 385. At the session, 374 members of the committee were appointed, while the rest will be added later.

The members include representatives from member organisations and different groups and classes from all walks of life.

As many as 187 of the members are not Party members, 80 female, 98 from ethnic minority groups, and 84 followers of different religions. Meanwhile, 301 members of the committee, or 80.1 percent, areuniversity graduates.

In terms of age, 44 members of VFF Central Committee are under 40, 182 from 44-60, and 148 over 60.

During September 20 sitting, the first meeting of the ninth VFF Central Committee for the 2019-2024 tenure was held./.