Vietnam Communist Party Manifesto

1143 Words null Page
adopted the present day name for the party during the Fourth Congress. The success of communism in Vietnam can be contributed to the country’s colonization under French. When France claimed Vietnam, they introduced the country to European culture, as well as to Communism. Which is an ideology originating in Europe. Then “by forcing the Viet Minh government to lead national resistance against colonialism, the French inadvertently helped the Communists acquire much-needed legitimacy.”
However, after Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia in 1978, 835,000 Vietnamese people were displaced and the image of people “perishing as sea and crowding camps in neighboring countries had a devastating impact on the legitimacy of the CPV regime at home and abroad.”
…show more content…
Along with the elections, the CPV also passes polices proposed by party leadership, including the Five Year Socioeconomic Plan. In 2011, the party manifesto, which “declare[s] Party thinking on fundamental issues facing society and forming the philosophical basis of the Party’s policies” was also revised. The Party National first begins the session by electing a Central Committee, comprised of elite members from within the CPV. The Central Committee sets government policy in between National Congresses. The Central Committee will then elect a Political Bureau (Politburo) and its top leader, the General Secretary. The role of the Political Bureau is to direct and enact policies previously approved by either the National Party Congress or the Central Committee. The CPV elected 175 full members and 25 alternate members to the Central Committee and 14 members to the Political Bureau for the 2011-2016 term. Members of the Political Bureau are top party members. However, before the election of a nominee, they must first receive support from the Party members in the sector they hope to represent. “For instance, the Defense Minister must receive the blessing of all armed forces’ Party branch to be their representative and to stand for election to the Political …show more content…
The people directly elect the 500 individuals that comprise the NA every five years. The NA is the highest representative body of the people. In Vietnam, anyone over the age of eighteen can vote and they often do. In 2011, 62 million voters showed up at the polls, which resulted in voter turnout rate of 99.51 percent. In the 2011 election, 458 people were elected from the CPV, 38 were non-Party members who were approved by the CPV, and four individuals were self-nominated. Formal roles of the NA included the ability to amend the Constitution, as well as the power to propose and amend legislation. Despite its many formal duties as listed in the Constitution, the NA mainly serves as a legislative arm of the

Related Documents