Delegates to the ongoing 11th National Party Congress on Jan. 16 continued group discussions on personnel plans for the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam for the 11th tenure.

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh chaired the Congress Presidium’s sessions.

In the morning session, the delegates debated the criteria, structure, and the list of candidates to the 11th Party Central Committee alongside studying documents and records of those nominated persons.

They also made supplementary nomination to the list proposed by the 10th Party Central Committee.

The afternoon session was for any nominees who wanted to withdraw their candidacy or nomination for the 11th Party Central Committee to make their applications.

The Presidium met at the end of the morning session and the beginning and the end of the afternoon session to sum up the results.

The Presidium also gave explanations to opinions sent by delegates concerning the Congress documents and issues in these documents that are subject to voting.

As scheduled, the delegates will continue to work on the personnel plan for the 11th Party Central Committee on Jan. 17.

At their meeting on Jan. 15, the delegates unanimously agreed that the 11th Party Central Committee will comprise 175 official and 25 alternate members./.