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Mar 11, 2018 | 15:34 GMT

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China: Lawmakers Clear Way For Xi To Rule Indefinitely

The National People's Congress voted almost unanimously March 11 to abolish the two-term limit for presidents, opening the way for President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, AP reported. The constitutional amendment, which drew 2,958 votes in favor and only two against, overturns a system imposed by Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a lifelong dictatorship as under Mao Zedong.

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