Chinese leader was allowed to rule indefinitely
In China, approved changes in the constitution of the country. On this Sunday, March 11, writes South China Morning Post.
Deputies at the session of the National People's Congress (NPC) - the highest legislative body - among other things, approved the lifting of the restrictions on holding the post of chairman of the PRC and his deputy. Until today, these posts could not have occupied more than two consecutive terms.
The initiative was supported by 2958 deputies, two voted against, three abstained. Another bulletin was declared invalid. It also supported the decision to create a new "anti-corruption super-department" - the State Commission for Supervision.
As noted by SCMP, the limit on the leadership of the country was introduced by the constitution of 1982 in order to avoid a repetition of the situation with the long-standing rule of Mao Zedong, which ended only with his death.
The decision opens the current Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping an opportunity to be re-elected after 2023, when his second term comes to an end. He took office in 2013, a year before becoming Secretary-General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. As expected, at the current session of the National People's Congress he will be re-elected head of state.
In November last year, Xi Jinping was re-elected secretary general of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, the charter of the CPC restrictions on the employment of the highest party post are not provided.