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Party General Secretary briefs voters in the capital

Update: December, 03/2012 - 10:09

HA NOI (VNS) — Voters in three major districts of the capital were met by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and a number of National Assembly deputies on Saturday to inform them on the outcome of the fourth session of the 13th National Assembly (NA).

During the discussions, most of the voters spoke highly of the NA's meeting, saying that deputies were very active in Question and Answer sessions, which enhanced the monitoring role of the NA.

As with other voters around the country, those in the three districts welcomed the

NA's passing of a resolution to mandate annual votes of confidence for officials in elected positions or those approved by the NA or the National People's Councils, starting next year.

If this move was properly implemented, it would create a great impetus for the country's development.

Trong emphasised that the passing of the resolution was remarkable progress, reflecting a pivotal point of many Party Central Committee's resolutions, which was that power should be kept in check.

However, he cautioned that it would not be easy to implement the task, which needed to be run in an accurate and objective manner. There would be guidelines to prevent distortion during voting.

Voters voiced their wish for the NA to push hard against corruption and introduce stricter punitive measures for behaviour that involved corruption, maladministration or waste.

Some voters expressed their concern that a number of deputies who held key posts in ministries or local authorities appeared to be dodging their responsibilities. In addition, although the NA had published good laws and resolutions, their implementation was still slow due to lack of guidance material.

Responding, Trong emphasised that agencies had been trying to institutionalise the Party Central Committee's resolutions and policies in a timely fashion but it was not a simple process. It required a lot of preparation, he said.

Voters requested the Assembly improve the supervisory functions of the executive branch and increase the efficiency of procedures for complaints and the denunciation of citizens.

Trong also highlighted the importance of the resolution of the 11th Party Central Committee's fourth meeting on urgent issues in the Party building, which he said was not only vital to the Party's survival in the current tenure but also to its long-term development.

As building the Party meant building organisations and developing the people, the resolution needed to be implemented regularly over a long period with measures to ensure the strong, transparent and sustainable development of the Party and the whole nation, he said. — VNS

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