China has approved amendment in their constitution which has allowed Xi Jinping to remain as president for life.

Mr. Xi would have been stepped down in 2023 on completion of his second term as president. But, He changed the constitution and became the most powerful person in China and Chinese are happy with it. Mr. Xi Jinping became second person in China to enjoy such power as party founder Mr. Mao Zedong already has enjoyed the same status.

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These constitutional changes were passed by China’s annual sitting of National People’s Congress on Sunday. Changes required 2/3rd majority but were passed unanimously. 2 delegates voted against and 3 didn’t vote, whereas total delegates were 2,964.

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Earlier China had limit of two-terms on the president which was imposed in 1990s.

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