China Communist Party proposed to remove two term limit for President Xi

Vastavam web: China’s ruling Communist Party today proposed to remove presidential term limits from the Constitution, potentially allowing President Xi Jinping to continue in power after his second term, which ends in 2023.The CPC Central Committee proposed removing the clause that the President and Vice-President “shall serve noa more than two consecutive terms” from the country’s Constitution, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.President Xi, who is also head of the CPC and military, began his second five-year tenure last year, following a national Congress of the CPC.

A seven-man leadership committee unveiled last year included no potential successor, raising the prospect that Xi intends to govern beyond his second term.Xi was elected as the head of the Party and President in 2013 and later took over as head of the military.In 2016, the CPC officially gave him the title of “core” leader.The once-in-five-years Congress of the CPC last year approved Xi’s ideology to be written into its Constitution – an honour that had been reserved only to modern China’s founder Chairman Mao Zedong and his successor Deng Xiaoping.

Minutes after the announcement today, Xinhua reported that the party proposed to write Xi s political theory Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the constitution.It also planned to list the new super anti-graft body, the National Supervisory Commission, as a new state agency in the constitution.