Delegates to the congress yesterday held one of their longest sessions to elect a new ruling body, a new party watchdog and amend the Party Charter. In a five-hour-long session, they also approved a 30,000-word Political Report made by General Secretary Jiang Zemin at the beginning of the congress that called for an acceleration of the state-owned enterprise reforms. A separate report by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the 14th Congress that vowed to crack down on corruption was adopted. The week-long conclave was an 'epoch-making' event, said a resolution passed by congress delegates. While the resolution said the party would push forward political reforms, it made clear China would stick to the Four Cardinal Principles - orthodox rules of the Communist Party emphasising the dictatorship of the proletariat. The meeting began with the election of the 193 new Central Committee members, 151 alternate members who are reserves to the Central Committee and 115 members to a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection - the party's top anti-graft body. Mr Jiang, who presided over the meeting, was the first to cast his vote. He was followed by a beaming premier Li Peng and Qiao Shi. Much of the five hours was spent on the elections and ballot counting. The approval of the various reports and resolutions took less than 15 minutes.