Xi Jinping has been elected President of China for the third consecutive term

date_range 10-Mar-2023
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China's National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday elected Xi Jinping as its third president, making him China's most influential leader since Mao Zedong.

Xi Jinping's appointment comes after he was elected secretary general of the Communist Party of China and chief of the Chinese military for a five-year term in October 2022 for the third consecutive term after the repeal of the constitutional amendment. The termination of the mandate paves the way for Xi Jinping, 69 of age, to rule for life.