Political Report

Hu against arbitrary decision-making in the Party

BEIJING -- Efforts should be made to oppose and prevent arbitrary decision-making by an individual or a minority of people in the Party, Hu Jintao said in his report to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday.

The Party will strictly implement democratic centralism, improve the system that combines collective leadership with division of responsibilities among individuals, said Hu on behalf of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

He said local Party committees will adopt a voting system in discussing and deciding on major issues and appointing cadres to important positions.

The Party will establish a sound system under which the Political Bureau of the Central Committee regularly reports its work to plenary sessions of the Central Committee and accepts their oversight, and the standing committees of local Party committees at all levels do likewise to plenary sessions of local Party committees and accept their oversight, Hu said.

The Party will reform the intra-Party electoral system and improve the system for nominating candidates and electoral methods.

Hu also vowed to gradually extend direct election of leading members in primary Party organizations, and explore various ways to expand intra-Party democracy at the primary level.

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