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Congress re-elected Xi Jinping as President of China with 3,000 votes in favor and 0 against.

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The 69-year-old ruler was the lone candidate for the job and received the full support of Congress, making him China’s most powerful leader in decades.

Xi Jinping He won a historic third term as China’s president on Friday after a formal vote by the country’s legislature, confirming his status as China’s most powerful leader in decades.

The results of the deputies’ vote were final: 2,952 votes in favor, 0 against, no abstentions.

Given that Congress actually submits to government, this was not an unexpected result. Communist Party (CCP) already in October re-elected him as secretary-general and head of the army for another five years.

The only candidate for the position, the 69-year-old leader has entered a new term as head of state. Position since 2013.

The last few months have been difficult for Xi, with massive demonstrations against his “covid zero” policy at the end of November and a wave of deaths after abandoning this strategy in December.

Those sensitive issues were averted at the annual National Assembly, a carefully choreographed event in which Xi Jinping’s ally Li Qiang is expected to replace Li Keqiang as premier.

“Containment” Policy

The National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting in Beijing should also formally elect a new vice-president to succeed him. Wangqi Mountain.

Delegates recently focused on institutional reform projects aimed at strengthening China’s capabilities in the Ministry of Science and Technology and the digital sector.

President Xi Jinping has established the development of these sectors as a priority for China’s quest for self-sufficiency, facing what Beijing sees as a “containment” policy that hinders development in the West.

The APN’s annual session was also an opportunity to announce small growth goals. An increase in the military budget of “about 5%” in 2023.

Mr. Xi’s formal re-election as head of state shows that the once little-known policymaker has become China’s most powerful leader in decades.

Source: Biobiochile

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