Party congresses end for 13 provinces and autonomous regions
Party congresses for 13 provinces and autonomous regions began in October 2011 to elect the provincial-level Party committees. Yunnan province is next on the list to hold congress out of the 32 provinces, mucipalities and autonomous regions.
The 13 regions are Liaoning province, Henan province, Jiangxi province, Anhui province, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Shanxi province, Jiangsu province, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the Tibet autonomou region, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Fujian province, Hebei province and Hunan province.
According the the Party Constituion, the Party congress of a province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the central government is held once every five years. The powers of the local Party congresses include hearing and examining the reports of the local Party committees and electing the local Party committees. The local Party committees are elected for a term of five years.
The schedule for this year's local Party congresses is in line with precedents. The above mentioned 14 regions all completed the election of local Party committees in 2006 and 2001, one year before the National Congress in 2007 and 2002 respectively.
In the first half of this year, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee jointly sent teams to the 14 provinces and regions to supervise and guide local Party congresses.
In September, a second batch of teams went to the following 17 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions to administer the local Party congresses: Beijing, Tianjin, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Shandong, Hubei, Guangdong, Hainan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai and Ningxia.
The following table shows the exact date when the 14 regions began their local Party congresses:
|Area||This time||Last time|
|Liaoning||October 10, 2011||October 23, 2006|
|Henan||October 26, 2011||October 23, 2006|
|Jiangxi||October 26, 2011||December 12, 2006|
|Anhui||October 26, 2011||October 26, 2006|
|Xinjiang||October 26, 2011||October 19, 2006|
|Shanxi||October 27, 2011||October 26, 2006|
|Jiangsu||November 6, 2011||November 8, 2006|
|Inner Mongolia||November 10, 2011||November 19, 2006|
|Guangxi||November 11, 2011||November 15, 2006|
|Tibet||November 12, 2011||October 18, 2006|
|Fujian||November 15, 2011||November 22, 2006|
|Hebei||November 18, 2011||November 9, 2006|
|Hunan||November 18, 2011||November 8, 2006|
|Yunnan||November 25, 2011||November12, 2006|