The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee held its eighth conference in Hanoi on September 24, outlining the organisation’s personnel plans for the eighth tenure (2014-2019).

The VFF Central Committee is set to comprise 385 members, 30 more than during the previous tenure, with 11.6 percent from the central level, 16.4 percent from the country’s numerous localities, and the rest from different classes, sectors, ethnic minority groups and religions, both inside and outside the country.

According to the plans, 50.9 percent of the total members are non-Party members, and 21 percent are female.

That same day, VFF agreed on a 62-member Presidential Board, made up of 22 VFF representatives at the central level, 13 VFF representatives at the local level and 27 overseas Vietnamese.

A plan for VFF’s Standing Committee was also devised, including a president and a vice president/ and general secretary.

Candidates were already nominated for the positions, including the current VFF leader Nguyen Thien Nhan, who was nominated for President.

Members of the VFF Central Committee and Presidential Board gave feedback on the VFF Appeal, which calls for the broader engagement of community members in VFF’s efforts to supervise and critique society.

VFF president Nguyen Thien Nhan said the appeal’s editorial team would compile the feedback before circulating a draft to all VFF members.-VNA