The 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will first hold a primary election before a final ballot to choose members of a new CPC central committee and its discipline commission, the presidium of the congress decided here Wednesday.
The 237-member presidium to oversee the congress held its second meeting at the Great Hall of the People Wednesday afternoon, and adopted the electoral procedure that has been in practice since the 13th party congress in 1987, Xinhua was informed.
The presidium meeting, presided over by Hu Jintao, endorsed a proposed name-list of nominees for the candidates of members and alternate members of the central committee, and members of the central discipline commission. The name-list will be submitted to all delegations to the congress for consideration. [Full Text]
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