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China approves indefinite rule for President Xi

Reuters  |  Published:  |  Modified:

China’s largely rubber stamp parliament on Sunday passed a constitutional amendment that removes presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely.

The announcement of the vote, witnessed by reporters in the Great Hall of the People, passed with two “no” votes and three abstentions among almost 3,000 delegates.

China’s ruling Communist Party proposed the amendment last month and there was never any doubt it would pass, as parliament is packed with loyal party members who would not have opposed the proposal.

- Reuters

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