>>384840>Can a Vietnamese Anon (If any of you are still here) explain how Vietnam / the CPV works?
A one party welfare state. But that doesn’t mean there’s only one political organization within the country. Both the fatherland front and the confederation of labor serve as other political bodies for non-communist left nationalist and workers respectively. The CPV works like any other communist party with democratic centralism. The main body is constituted from smaller local orgs within many organizations within the country like state apparatus, private companies, campuses and municipal bodies. You vote people from your local orgs to participate in elections of larger bodies toward voting in the politburo.>Like elections and so on. Do you think there legit?
There’s two levels of voting. Party voting for the aforementioned local and central committee which limited for party members of course. And national vote for the National Assembly in which everyone is allow to participate.
The party voting certainly has a lot of power play and realpolitik involved but that’s a certainty. However most of the time you have to walk the walk and talk the talk in order to get higher than provincial positions. The requirements are extremely stringent, any signs of deep opportunism are rooted out before the central committee voting procedures. As the party learned that lesson the hard way after a Chinese agent almost got to the position of general secretary. National elections however is hampered by people not caring about who they vote for. Younger generations don’t even care for reading personal biographies, accomplishments, policy programs or even how theoretically knowledge of their chosen candidates which sucks. >Why are there independent members of the legislature?
Due to the complex history of Vietnam right after reunification. We used to have three different leftist parties before they were reunited with the CPV during the complete blockade years in the 80s. It was a paranoid time when US and PRC funded contras constantly infiltrate the country so having multiple parties was seen as a liability. Not only that, the groups that supported reunification wasn’t only the communists but also the patriotic religious groups. They used to be apart of the southern government but then grew against them once that puppet government revealed itself to be completely under the US’ thumb. On the other hand, ethnic secessionists (mostly ARVN veterans) wasn’t put down by arms but by peaceful reconciliation so they’re now part of the fatherland front. In fact one of the most notorious leaders of FULRO was later reformed by the government and now serving as on of the more pivotal people in the efforts of modernization in the western highlands.>Is it reserved seating for ethnic minorities or controlled op or something?
For non-communist labor organizers, ethnic minorities, and religious leaders. Yes