Election starts for 19th CPC con­gress

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The Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of China re­leased guide­lines on Wed­nes­day for the election of del­e­gates to the Party’s 19th Na­tional Con­gress, mark­ing the be­gin­ning of the election process.

A to­tal of 2,300 del­e­gates will be elected by 40 elec­toral units across the coun­try. The election will be com­pleted by June, ac­cord­ing to a CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee state­ment.

Del­e­gates to the 19th Na­tional Con­gress should be ex­cel­lent Party mem­bers, the state­ment said, adding that can­di­dates’ be­liefs, po­lit­i­cal in­tegrity and moral qual­i­ties were the most im­por­tant qual­i­ties.

More­over, dur­ing the election process, in­tra-Party democ­racy and dis­ci­pline CANADA should be pri­or­i­ties, state­ment said.

The quota of del­e­gates from the front line of work­ers, such as those from the pro­duc­tion sec­tor, will be in­creased and model work­ers, farm­ers and pro­fes­sion­als should be rec­om­mended for election, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, which un­der­scored that cadres should come from all walks of life. Fe­male del­e­gates and eth­nic mi­nori­ties should also be in­cluded.

The CPC now has more than 88 mil­lion mem­bers, up from 80 mil­lion in 2011.

The 18th Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the CPC de­cided at its sixth ple­nary ses­sion in Oc­to­ber that the Party’s 19th Na­tional Con­gress would be held in Bei­jing in the sec­ond half of 2017. The con­gress typ­i­cally con­venes once ev­ery five years. the

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