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Xi Jinping Took Over As the New President of China

The new leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping on 14 March 2013 was appointed as the President of China.

Mar 15, 2013 12:56 IST
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Xi JinpingThe new leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping on 14 March 2013 was appointed as the President of China. It is important to note that Xi Jinping, 59, was also chosen as the General Secretary of CPC in November 2012. He overtook the office from Hu Jintao.

On 14 March 2013, Xi Jinping was approved by National People’s Congress (NPC), the Parliament of China, in the comprehensive election process at Great Hall of the People. Out of 2963 delegates of NPC, there were 2956 delegates present. Out of the present delegates, 2952 voted for Xi Jinping. Only one vote was cast against him, while three representatives did not vote.

Politburo member Li Yuanchao (63) was also chosen as the Vice President of Xi Jinping on the same day with 2839 votes in favour of him.

Li Keqiang, 57, was appointed as the Prime Minister of China. He replaced Wen Jiabao.

President of China: Xi Jinping

Vice President of China: Li Yuanchao

Prime Minister of China: Li Keqiang

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