CPC issues guideline on terms of primary-level organizations
 ( 2018.07.12 )

BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a guideline on terms and elections of the primary-level Party organizations.

A primary-level Party committee is elected for a term of five years, while the term of a general Party branch committee or a Party branch committee is three years, according to the guideline, which added that a Party committee, general Party branch committee or Party branch committee of a rural village or an urban community is elected every five years.

The guideline stressed that primary-level Party organizations should strictly observe term limits and hold elections on time as their terms expire, which should be supervised and encouraged by the Party organizations at the next higher level.

Terms of primary-level Party organizations of armed forces should be decided by the Central Military Commission, according to the guideline.

The CPC had 4.57 million primary-level Party organizations at the end of 2017, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said in June.