China’s NPC set to pass draft amendments in constitution to lift 2-term bar for president, vice president

China’s NPC set to pass draft amendments in constitution to lift 2-term bar for president, vice president
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BEIJING: China’s National People’s Congress, the top legislature and advisory body, is set to pass the draft amendments in constitution on Sunday mainly to lift two-term bar for the president and the vice president.

About three thousand lawmakers will gather at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday to vote on the draft legislation which would allow president Xi Jinping to continue in office after the expiry of his second term in 2023.

President Xi’s “Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era” will also be incorporated in the constitution.

President Xi is also General Secretary of ruling Communist Party and head of country’s powerful Central Military Commission

Radio Pakistan’s special correspondent reports from Beijing that China’s top legislature and advisory body is expected to pass the draft amendments tomorrow after lengthy deliberations which kick started last Monday.

Deputies from all regions of China converged in Beijing for the Two Sessions, the National People’s Congress and China Peoples Political Consultative Conference. They also reviewed the five-year government work report presented by the Premier Li Keqiang. 

Under the leadership of President Xi China has made major strides in all sectors of the economy in the past five years. China’s economic growth rate remained seven point one percent on the average and sixty-eight million people were lifted out of poverty with sixty-six million new urban jobs created.

 APP/AFP

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