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Constitutional leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam towards the State
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For President Ho Chi Minh, application of that rule should follow the ideology: “Using the unchangeable to cope with the changeable”, meaning the leadership of a political party is a principle and indispensability but its form of manifestation can vary.

In Viet Nam, the people democratic state or the socialist republic by nature is the state of the people, for the people and by the people led by the Communist Party. The Party’s leadership towards the state has been a common rule and principle but whether it is written in the constitution or not or even declared or not depends on concrete situation.

For Ho Chi Minh, the unchangeable principle means to maintain political leadership of the Party towards the State while ensuring the role of the State and to turn our State into a new democratic state and turning it into a new democratic state. The new democratic state should become the rallying banner of national unity. That state should become a reliable common house for all Vietnamese within and outside the country.

The leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam towards the Vietnamese State is a historical imperative. To maintain the role of a ruling party, the Party first of all must be an organization of the mass which consists of the nation’s elites. It must be the highest organ of the laboring people and more importantly  “a manifestation of the nation’s wisdom, honor and conscience”; and “ethics and civilization”. It should be determined to defend independence, territorial integrity and to bring about peace, plentiful life and happiness to the nation. Such a party will be surely a leading party in ideology, politics of a new democratic state of the people, for the people and by the people. An effective solution to ensure the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam is prevention and fight against “self-evolution” and “self-transformation”. It is imperative for a political party to lead the state. It is imperative for our Party to regularly and strictly carry out self-rectification and self-renovation. Both are equally essential./.


Assoc. Prof. Senior Researcher, Tran Dinh Huynh Former Director of the Institute of Party Building, The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration