General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng (right), and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc cast their votes to elect members for the 13th Party Central Commitee. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The 13th National Party Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam will close on Monday instead of Tuesday as originally scheduled.
The decision was made today after the adjusted working agenda of the congress was approved by delegates.
In the morning session, Phạm Minh Chính, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Organisation Commission, on behalf of the Presidium, read a report on the outcomes of discussions by delegates on the 12th tenure PCC’s report on personnel work for the 13th tenure. The Congress also elected a Vote Counting Committee.
The Congress voted to approve the list of self-nominated and nominated candidates as well as cases asking to withdraw. It also endorsed the list of candidates to the 13th Party Congress, both official and alternate members.
In the afternoon session, Võ Văn Thưởng, a Politburo member and head of the PCC's Commission for Information and Education, on behalf of the Presidium, read a report on reception and explanation of the congress’s Presidium about the discussions of the deputies on documents submitted to the 13th congress.
The Vote Counting Committee informed delegates on how to cast ballots to elect the 13th PCC’s members.
The committee conducted the counting after delegates finished casting votes. Then it will announce the list of newly-elected members of the 13th PCC.
The congress take a day off on Sunday.
The 13th PCC will hold its first meeting to elect the Politburo, General Secretary, Secretariat, PCC Inspection Committee and Chairman of the PCC Inspection Committee. -- VNS