CPC elects new Central Committee in leadership transition
The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday unveiled a new leadership, electing the 19th CPC Central Committee to lead the Party for the coming five years.
Elected by 2,336 delegates at the closing session of the 19th CPC National Congress, the new CPC Central Committee includes 204 members and 172 alternate members.
"The congress elected a new Central Committee of the Party, realizing organizational succession," Xi Jinping said while addressing the closing session at the Great Hall of the People.
Xi, 64, was elected into the new Central Committee. He was the General Secretary of the 18th CPC Central Committee.
Also elected were Wang Huning, Liu Qibao, Xu Qiliang, Sun Chunlan, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, Zhang Chunxian, Zhao Leji, Hu Chunhua, Li Zhanshu and Han Zheng.
Li Keqiang, 62, was a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee. The others were all members of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee.
The 19th CPC Central Committee will elect the Political Bureau, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and the General Secretary at its first plenary session scheduled on Wednesday.
Before the formal election on Tuesday, delegates to the congress carried out preliminary elections for candidates of members and alternate members of the 19th CPC Central Committee and of members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
According to the Party Constitution, the highest leading body of the CPC is the National Congress and the Central Committee it elects, and all constituent organizations and members of the Party are subordinate to the National Congress and the Central Committee.
The CPC National Congress is held every five years.