Xi Jinping Re-Elected As China’s President

Xi Jinping was reappointed as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve. The National People’s Congress, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president.

Xi Jinping was re-elected as the President unanimously with all 2,970 votes. He was also re-elected as the Chairman of the Central Military Commission unanimously.

Xi, 64, is considered the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and he was given the right to continue in office indefinitely after the legislature scrapped term limits for the president and vice president. Xi took office as president in 2013. Economic growth and social stability have allowed him to amend the constitution and carry out other moves that once seemed highly contentious.