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The Chinese Communist Party elects Xi Jinping as general secretary for a groundbreaking third term.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has secured a historic third term as the country’s leader, cementing his place as the country’s most influential ruler since Mao Zedong.
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) elected Xi as general secretary on Sunday for a new five-year term, the official Xinhua news agency reported. are elite.
Xi will now almost certainly move on to a third term as president of China, to be formally announced at the government’s annual legislative sessions in March.
The CCP also appointed a seven-member standing committee of the Politburo headed by Xi, the inner circle of power dominated by the party leader’s allies.
Xi unveiled the new lineup and led the group as he led them to the stage of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to meet reporters.
Shanghai Communist Party head Li Qiang followed Xi, meaning he is likely to succeed Li Keqiang as prime minister when he retires in March. The other members of China’s highest governing body are Zhao Leji and Wang Huning, returning from the previous committee, and newcomers Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi.
Everyone is seen as having a close bond with 69-year-old Xi.
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