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Party leader urges officials to uphold virtues, standards

Update: August, 15/2017 - 20:00
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng has signed the first-ever regulations on specific standards and assessment criteria for high-ranking officials, requiring them to always put the interests of the Party, the nation and the people first and to trust Marxist-Leninist ideology.

Under Regulation 90-QĐ/TW, the Party set out rules for top officials that include fighting corruption, avoiding nepotism and living modestly.

The officials are required to set examples for others in morality, lifestyle and attitude, while resolutely fighting against degradation of political ideology. The regulations also emphasise that officials must have absolutely no ambition for power, and must prevent their relatives or friends from taking advantage of their positions for personal interests.  

They should also have an honest, modest, sincere, transparent, simple and generous life, and must display no signs of corruption or opportunism.
The officials are required to be willing to sacrifice for the Party’s revolution, the country’s independence and freedom as well as people’s happiness.

Party senior officials must show absolute loyalty to the Party, nation and people, and steadfast trust in the Marxist-Leninist ideology, Hồ Chí Minh thoughts and the ideal of national independence and socialism, the directive said.

In terms of personal capacity and prestige, officials holding high positions should have innovative mindsets, strategic vision and scientific working methods and political sensitivity, along with strong capacity in leading, directing and organising the effective implementation of Party and State policies and laws. They must be dynamic and hardworking, and have high prestige among Party members and the people. 

Besides general regulations, the Politburo also stipulates detailed standards for specific positions, including Party General Secretary, the President, the Prime Minister, the National Assembly Chairperson, members of the Party Central Committee, Politburo and Party Central Committee Secretariat, among others. 

At the same time, the Politburo also issued Regulation 89-QD-TW on criteria for holders of leadership and management positions at all levels as well as assessment criteria for them. 



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