When the incumbent official opposed the appointment, he was transferred to a lesser position in a nearby county.
Responding to the emergency much as they have in the past, incumbent officials were busy this week pointing fingers at one another.
Challenges to incumbent Democratic officials had been few - and had always been unsuccessful.
The 9th Central Committee comprised primarily incumbent officials who held posts in either the central government or were provincial leaders.
However, their attempts were either blocked or circumvented by Duyệt's incumbent officials and they returned to the capital two years later in failure.
One remedy is to have some incumbent officials who feel that they have solid constituent support not run for re-election next year.
Its incumbent officials face little in the way of opposition, and many hold significant positions of influence on the City Council.
"When you are an incumbent elected official, you have that office behind you," she said.
Democratic senators angrily opposed the president's interference in the confirmation process and provided the votes to bring about this rare rejection of an incumbent official.
They base their new aspirations on what they characterize as the failings of the incumbent officials to perform capably.