Delegations to the 18th National Congress of the CPC began to deliberate Sunday on a proposed name-list of candidates to join some of the country's most powerful bodies, including members and alternate members of the 18th CPC Central Committee and members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
The proposed name-list was submitted to the 38 delegations for consideration by the presidium of the 18th CPC National Congress.
Xi Jinping, secretary-general of the congress, briefed the presidium on the proposed name-list on Saturday, at which it was decided to submit the list to the delegations. A name-list of ballot observers was also accepted by the presidium, and will be ratified by the congress before the final vote begins.
Both the members and alternate members of the central committee will be elected through secret ballot, Cai Mingzhao, spokesman for the congress, said on Wednesday. Since the 13th Party congress, these members have been elected in competitive elections.
The central committee members will later hold their first plenary session during which the new leadership will be elected. The members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the new CPC Central Committee will then meet journalists from China and abroad, said Wang Jingqing, deputy head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
In response to the transparency of the leadership change, Wang said the election of the Party's leadership goes ahead based on the Party constitution and relevant regulations. "Both the system and procedures are standard and clear," Wang said.
The meeting also approved draft resolutions on Hu Jintao's report on behalf of the 17th CPC Central Committee, the work report of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, and an amendment of the Party constitution.
Xinhua - Global Times
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