December 17, 2018

PRC President Xi to stay on

Sunday, 11 March 2018, Beijing, PRC: President Xi Jinping secured a sweeping mandate to extend his presidential tenure as the national legislature lifted the presidential two-terms limit.

Under the red-starred dome of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, nearly 3,000 delegates of the National People’s Congress, the party-controlled legislature, voted to approve an amendment to the constitution to abrogate the term limit on the presidency, paving the way for further service by President Xi.

President Xi, 64, has in effect created a new legal basis for serving longer as president, whilst alongside holding other posts as General Secretary of the Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Without the aforesaid amendments, he would have been due to step down as president in 2023.

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President Xi Jinping – Picture by Antilong, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license through Wikipedia

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