The eighth plenary meeting of Vietnam’s Party Central Committee opened in Hanoi on Tuesday and will last five days, during which personnel for the election of state president will be introduced.
Attended by a total of 223 delegates, the gathering will run from October 2 to 6, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
As part of the plenum’s agenda, the Politburo is scheduled to present its personnel recommendations for the title of state president.
The Party Central Committee will review before introducing the personnel to the law-making National Assembly for an official election.
The new head of state will replace Tran Dai Quang, who passed away due to serious illness at the age of 62 on September 21.
At the beginning of the plenary meeting, the delegates observed one minute’s silence to remember former Party General Secretary Do Muoi and late President Quang.
Muoi, who was Party chief from 1991 to 1997, died at 101 years old in Hanoi on Monday.
During the first day of the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a report on the socio-economic situation and state budget in 2018, along with socio-economic development plans for 2019.
A report summing up the 10-year Party resolution on the Vietnam Maritime Strategy was also presented at the gathering.
The Party Central Committee is slated to examine draft regulations related to the responsibility for setting examples of Party members and officials and consider the establishment of sub-committees in preparation for the 13th Party Congress on the remaining working days.
The delegates will also vote for additional members of the Central Inspection Committee and decide on disciplinary actions for some officials in accordance with Party lines.