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The first session of 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Held Its 6th Plenary Session& Li Keqiang Was Elected Chinese Premier
2018-03-19

The first session of 13th National People's Congress (NPC) holds its 6th plenary session & Li Keqiang Was Elected Chinese Premier

The first session of 13th National People's Congress (NPC) holds its 6th plenary session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijin, March18. On the basis of the nomination of Xi Jinping, Chinese President and the vote, Li Keqiang was elected Chinese Premier.  Xi Jinping signed his first presidential decree to appoint Li Keqiang as premier.

The meeting was attended by Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and other persons.

The conference should be attended by 2980 representatives. 2966 people were present at the conference and 14 people were absent. The attendance number meet the quorum.

The meeting read Xi Jinping’s nomination letter on the selection of the Primier and the nomination letter for the vice chairman and the candidate of Central Military Commission.

 The presidium nominated the candidates for the director of the National Supervisory Commission, the candidates for the president of the Supreme People's Court, the candidates for the chief procurator of the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the candidates for the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress. Then the delegations conducted the consultations. According to the opinion of the majority of representatives, the meeting of the presidium determined the list of formal candidates and submitted the election to this plenary meeting.

At 9:15 the staff began to distribute the ballot paper after the chief inspector and the scrutineer checked the electronic ballot box and the electronic voting system. Each delegate received 6 different ballots of different colors. 

According to the rule of election and decision to appoint, the decision of the Premier, the vice chairman and the committee of the Central Military Commission shall be decided by voting the candidates. The election of the director of the National Supervision Commission, the president of the Supreme People's Court, the chief procurator of the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Standing committee of 13th National People's Congress shall be decided by election tickets.

After writing, voting, and counting the votes, at 10:44 the staff began to read the vote and the results of the election.

After the host announced that Li Keqiang was elected Premier of the People's Republic of China, the audience gave a warm applause and Li Keqiang got up with a bow. He turned to Xi Jinping to shake hands with him. Xi Jinping congratulated him.

Subsequently, the host announced in sequence:

Xu Qiliang and Zhang Youxia were elected vice chairman of Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China(PRC).

Wei Fenghe, Li Zuocheng, Miao Hua and Zhang Shengmin were elected candidate of Central Military Commission of PRC.

Yang Xiaodu was elected director of the National Supervisory Commission of PRC.

Zhou Qiang was elected president of the Supreme People's Court of PRC.

Zhang Jun was elected chief procurator of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of PRC.

159 candidates were elected Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress.

When every vote and the results of the election was announced, there was a warm applause from the scene.

According to the organizing method of the presidium   regarding the constitutional oath, Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council, Yang Xiaodu, director of the National Supervision Commission, Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court, and Zhang Jun, chief procurator of the Supreme People's Procuratorate respectively took the constitutional oath; The vice chairman and committee of the Central Military Commission, and members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress carried out the collective oath after the agenda of the plenary meeting was completed.