Xi Jinping was elected as China’s president for a third term on Friday. Nearly 3,000 members of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), voted unanimously for Xi Jinping to be president. It is usually alleged that in this strict communist country, this parliament is only a rubber stamp.
Interestingly, no one else contested Xi Jinping for the post. Xi was also elected for a third term as chairman of China’s Central Military Commission.
Xi Jinping himself removed the two-term limit on the presidency in 2018. This means that Xi Jinping can rule China until he retires, dies, or is ousted.
China’s parliament also elected Zhao Leji as the new parliament chair and Han Zheng as the new vice president. Both of them were in Xi’s previous team of party leaders at the Politburo Standing Committee.
In October last year, Xi Jinping was re-elected as the General Secretary of the Communist Party for a record third five-year term. Grabbing most top positions of this communist country, Xi is tightening his grip on China like Mao Zedong in the past.