Τετάρτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2012

The Communist Party of China (CPC) elected the 18th CPC Central Committee,



The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday elected the 18th CPC Central Committee, unveiling the new leadership lineup for the coming five years. Elected by 2,307 delegates at the closing session of the 18th CPC National Congress, the new CPC Central Committee includes 205 members and 171 alternate members. "The congress elected a new Central Committee of the Party and replaced older leaders with younger ones," Hu Jintao said in an address at the closing session of the 18th CPC National Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang were elected to the Party's top decision-making body. Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang, who were members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee, are not in the new Central Committee.
Wang Qishan, Liu Yunshan, Liu Yandong, Li Yuanchao, Wang Yang, Zhang Gaoli, Zhang Dejiang and Yu Zhengsheng, who were members of the Political Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee, were also elected to the new CPC Central Committee.
The 18th CPC Central Committee will elect the Political Bureau, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and the General Secretary at its first plenary session on Thursday morning.
The 17th CPC Central Committee elected five years ago had 204 members and 167 alternate members.
Before the formal election on Wednesday morning, delegates to the congress carried out preliminary elections for candidates of members and alternate members of the 18th CPC Central Committee and of members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
According to the Party Constitution, the highest leading body of the CPC is the National Congress and the Central Committee it elects, and all constituent organizations and members of the Party are subordinate to the National Congress and the Central Committee.
The CPC National Congress is held once every five years.
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BEIJING : China's Communist Party ended its five-yearly Congress on Sunday after amending its charter to include President Hu Jintao's vision for the nation and endorsing leadership changes.

Hu declared the event over in a short ceremony to mark the end of the week-long meeting that gathered more than 2,200 top cadres in Beijing.

On the final day of the Congress, three of the country's most powerful politicians, including Vice President Zeng Qinghong, stood down, the official Xinhua news agency reported earlier.

Zeng, 68, Wu Guanzheng, 69, the head of the party's disciplinary committee, and security chief Luo Gan, 72, were not named on the party's 204-member Central Committee that the Congress delegates chose on Sunday, Xinhua said.

The trio now cannot be reappointed to the elite Standing Committee of the Politburo, the party's top political organ that currently comprises nine people.

In its first meeting on Monday, the Central Committee will endorse the new Standing Committee.

The Central Committee is almost certain to give Hu, 64, a second term as party general secretary, paving the way for the nation's parliament to rename him president and military head at its annual session in March next year.

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is also expected to secure his spot in the Standing Committee, allowing him to receive another five-year term as premier in March when parliament meets.

Also at the Congress on Sunday, the delegates approved an amendment to the party's constitution to include Hu's new economic and development vision for the country.

Hu's ideology of "scientific development" is a catchphrase that looks to place more emphasis on addressing the environment and China's army of poor as the nation develops, rather than a sole focus on breakneck economic growth.

The move to include Hu's ideology in the constitution is widely seen as a sign that the president has consolidated his power after succeeding Jiang Zemin five years ago. -

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