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Hà Nội voters confident in Party, State leadership

Update: October, 16/2019 - 08:00

 

Party Secretary General and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng meets voters in Hà Nội’s Ba Đình District on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — Voters in Hà Nội’s Ba Đình, Tây Hồ and Hoàn Kiếm districts expressed their support and confidence in the leadership of the Party and State, and the management of the Government during a meeting with Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Tuesday.

The voters said they oppose incorrect and distorted views on sea and island issues, which aimed to erode public confidence in guidelines and policies.

Voicing their concerns over air and water pollution, the voters said fast action is needed to ensure public health. 

They called on the National Assembly to increase its supreme supervision in order to curb the rise in prices of essential goods.

Many voters pointed to the lack of laws, adding that many need to be adjusted and supplemented shortly after promulgation. They urged improving the quality of law research and building, law enforcement and law education, especially at schools.

Regarding anti-corruption, the voters said stronger measures should be employed to punish corrupt officials, recover lost assets and close existing legal loopholes to prevent corrupt acts.

Voters also expressed concerns about the situation in the East Sea, difficulties facing ethnic minority groups and the slow reform in education.

In reply, Party General Secretary and President Trọng informed the people about outcomes of the Party Central Committee’s 11th plenum that took place from October 7-12, with the personnel issue attracting attention from both the Party and the public.

He said the Politburo had issued regulations to curb negative phenomena in personnel work, ensuring that capable and worthy people are selected for the Party leadership, not only at the central level but also at other levels and in all sectors. 

The leader said: "Corruption prevention and control is a long-term, difficult and complex problem that requires joint efforts of the entire political system and the public".

He reflected that since the beginning of the 12th tenure, the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and the Inspection Commission had meted out disciplinary measures against more than 70 high-ranking officials, including one Politburo member, four members of the Party Central Committee, 14 former members of the Party Central Committee and a former Deputy Prime Minister.

During the 11th plenum, two former members of the Party Central Committee were expelled from the Party, he said.

Regarding the East Sea issue, the top leader emphasised the need to maintain a peaceful and stable environment, while resolutely and persistently protecting national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. — VNS

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