Chinese parliament finalises names of new President, Premier
the names of the country's new President, Premier and other
ministers, who will succeed the administration headed by Hu
A name list of candidates for
including top lawmaker and state President, was finalised for
voting tomorrow in the 3,000-strong National People's Congress
It is a foregone conclusion that
parliament will elect the new General Secretary of the ruling
Communist Party of
(CPC) Xi Jinping, 59, as President. China
He has already taken over as military chief succeeding Hu.
The number two leader, 57-year-old Li Keqiang will take
over as Premier succeeding Wen Jiabao.
The presidium NPC adopted by voting the final list of
candidates for chairman, vice-chairpersons, secretary-general
and members of the NPC Standing Committee, president and
vice-president of the state, and chairman of the Central
Military Commission, state-run Xinhua news agency reported
quoting a statement.
The list, which was proposed at yesterday's third
presidium meeting and distributed to all delegations for
discussion, will be put on voting at a plenary meeting of the
NPC session, the statement said.