Xi Jinping was re-elected Chinese president by a unanimously vote on Saturday morning at the session of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing.
Xi, 64, was also re-elected chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by a unanimous vote of nearly 3,000 members.
He took a public oath of allegiance to the Constitution in the Great Hall of the People. This was the first time for a Chinese president to take such an oath upon assuming office.
I pledged to be loyal to the country and the people, be committed and honest in my duty, accept the people’s supervision and work for a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful, said the president.
Last October, he was re-elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and appointed CMC chairman of the CPC at the first plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee.
In 2007, Xi joined the central leadership as a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
He was first elected general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in late 2012, an Chinese president and CMC chairman of the PRC in March 2013.
On the same day, Mr Wang Qishan was elected vice president of China at the fifth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress.
Mr Li Zhanshu was elected chairman of the 13th National People’s Congress.
On Sunday Morning, Mr Li Keqiang was endorsed as Prime Minister of the PRC at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress, which nearly 3,000 deputies voted to approve the nomination of Li by President Xi Jinping as the premier at the ongoing session.
Source: Lao News Agency