Jinping re-elected as China’s president with no term limits

Xi Jinping was re-elected Saturday 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.

At the Great Hall of the People, Xi, Wang and other officials took turns stepping to the lectern to place their left hands on the constitution and raise their right fists as they delivered an oath swearing loyalty to the constitution, the motherland and the people.

Xi, 64, is considered the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and last Sunday was given the right to continue in office indefinitely after the legislature scrapped term limits for the president and vice president, AP reported.

Source: Jordan News Agency