BEIJING (AFP) – The nominees for China’s president and prime minister were unveiled to the national parliament Wednesday, state media said, kicking off the nation’s communist-style election process.
Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and Premier Wen Jiabao attend the opening session of the Communist Party’s National People’s Congress on March 5. The nominees for China’s president and prime minister were unveiled to the national parliament , kicking off the nation’s election process.(AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
The nomination lists were handed over to the nearly 3,000 delegates at the ongoing National People’s Congress for “discussion and consultation”,said of the nation’s opaque political process.
On Saturday, the annual parliament will elect a president, vice president and parliament head, while delegates will rubber stamp the nomination for prime minister on Sunday.
is almost certain to be elected to a second five-year term and is expected to re-nominate as his prime minister, or premier, sources with knowledge of communist politics here said.