The delegates elected to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) are broadly representative, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said on Monday.
A total of 2,296 delegates have been elected to attend the congress, which is proposed to be convened on October 16 in Beijing.
As many as 771 delegates, or 33.6 percent of the total, are from the grassroots, including 192 workers, 85 farmers and 266 professional and technicians, according to the statement issued on the election of the delegates to the congress.
There are 619 female delegates, or 27 percent of the total, an increase of 2.8 percentage points compared with the figure at the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017, the department said, adding that 264 delegates from 40 ethnic minority groups will also attend the congress.
The delegates come from various sectors of the society, administrative levels and institutions, including those linked with the Party, government departments, enterprises, public institutions and people’s organizations.
The average age of the delegates is 52.2 years, and about 59.7 percent of them are under 55. About 95.4 percent of them have a diploma from junior college or above, while more than half of the delegates own a master’s degree.
The department said 2,224 delegates, or 96.9 percent of the total, joined the CPC after the reform and opening-up started in 1978.
Strict procedures were observed throughout the electoral process, from nomination and candidate selection to organizational review and election, and all grassroots organizations of the CPC were mobilized, with an average participation rate of 99.5 percent of members.
Various measures, including the establishment of tip-off platforms and the mobilization of supervision task force, were adopted to ensure a clean election.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: File of delegates to the 11th CPC Yunnan Congress in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, November 27, 2021. /CFP)
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