The Vietnamese National Assembly decided Friday that the Communist Party chief will take over from the prime minister as head of the anti-corruption steering committee.
The committee will work under the Politburo and its operations will be regulated by Party's documents and not the Anti-Corruption Law.
This is to guarantee that the Party will not function in replacement for government agencies, according to the report.
The Anti-Corruption Law stipulates that the prime minister will be head of the committee, but lawmakers amended the law to rescind the regulation.
The change will take effect on February 1 next year.
Other amendments include a stipulation that board members, general directors, deputy general directors, and chief accountants at state-owned groups have to publicize their annual incomes by April 30 every year.
Nine laws were amended by the lawmakers at the month-long session that wrapped up the same day.
The others include the Personal Income Tax Law and Law on Science and Technology.
The National Assembly also passed a resolution to gather public opinion on proposed changes to the Constitution, including increasing the president's powers.
Another resolution approved by lawmakers was to enable the NA and the People's Councils to bring a vote of no confidence against government leaders.
The president, prime minister and National Assembly chairman will be among the officials who can face a no-confidence vote.
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