China: Vote paves way for President Xi for life

National People's Congress passes measure lifting term limits for China's president, vice president

China: Vote paves way for President Xi for life

World Bulletin / News Desk

China’s National People’s Congress on Sunday passed a measure lifting term limits for the nation’s president and vice president.

The change to the country’s Constitution allows the two leaders to serve at their posts indefinitely.

The move paves the way for China’s current President Xi Jinping to stay in office after 2023, when -- under the old rules -- his term was due to end.

Xi took office in March 2013.

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