BEIJING – Xi Jinping has been re-elected as China’s president at the 5th plenary session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) today.
With a landslide votes of 2970, with none against and no abstentions, Xi was also unanimously voted as the chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) by the Chinese top legislature.
In 2013, Xi received 2,952 votes, with one against and three abstentions.
Taking his oath right after the result of the election was announced at the Great Hall of the People here, Xi pledged to “be loyal to the country and the people, committed and honest when performing his duties and accept the people’s vision and work hard to help build a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful.”
On March 11, the Chinese Parliament amended its Constitution to remove the two-term presidential’s limits.
In October last year, Xi was elected as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the first plenary session of the party’s 19th National Congress.
Meanwhile, Wang Qishan was elected as the new China’s vice-president, garnering a total of 2969 votes and one vote against.
He was previously the member of Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, and the secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection- the China’s top disciplinary watchdog on corruption.
The plenary meeting also saw Li Zhanshu elected as the chairman of the 13th NPC Standing Committee. – BERNAMA