Beijing: Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as the President of China. He will continue as party secretary and head of the military. Xi Jinping announced a new 25-member Politburo and seven-member Standing Committee after being reappointed as president. Li Qiang, a close confidant of Xi, is the new prime minister.
As Xi continues the leadership for a third term, tight security has been imposed, including in Beijing. This time, the party congress took the decision to change the condition that a person should not serve as president for more than two terms. Xi was then eligible to remain in office for a third term. At the same time, it is also noteworthy that he did not allow other ministers who had completed ten years with Xi to continue. Political observers see this as an attempt by Xi to remain a lifelong dictator as the head of the country and as the head of the party.
Xi, who returned to power, responded that he wanted to thank all for the trust they had in him. He promised to work diligently to fulfill duties.