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The Financial Express

China's parliament re-elects Xi Jinping as president

| Updated: March 18, 2018 09:50:38


Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with his ballot before a vote at the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 17, 2018. Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with his ballot before a vote at the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 17, 2018. Reuters

China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament on Saturday unanimously re-elected Xi Jinping as the country’s president.

The vote was witnessed by journalists inside central Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.

According to Reuters, the legislature is packed with delegates loyal to the ruling Communist Party meaning Xi’s re-election was never in doubt.

On Sunday parliament voted to amend the constitution to remove presidential term limits, meaning Xi can stay indefinitely.

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