13th National People's Congress

The 13th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China was elected from October 2017 to February 2018 and will be in session in the five-year period 2018 to 2023. It is scheduled to hold five sessions in this period, occurring around early March every year until before 2023, when the 14th National People's Congress will first convene.[1]

Chinese Congressional election, 2017–18

← 2012–13 October 2017 – February 2018 2022–23 →

All 2,980 seats to the National People's Congress
1491 seats to have a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Xi Jinping 2019 (49060546152) 2.jpg Wu Weihua2021.jpg Ding Zhongli2021.jpg
Leader Xi Jinping Wu Weihua Ding Zhongli
Party Communist Jiusan CDL
Alliance United Front United Front United Front
Seats won 2,095 64 58
Percentage 70.3% 2.15% 1.95%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Hao Mingjin.jpg Cai Dafeng.jpg Chen Zhu 2011.jpg
Leader Hao Mingjin Cai Dafeng Chen Zhu
Party CNDCA CAPD CPWDP
Alliance United Front United Front United Front
Seats won 57 55 54

Chairman before election

Zhang Dejiang
Communist

Chairman-elect

Li Zhanshu
Communist

The 1st Session of the 13th National People's Congress
Li Keqiang publicly swore an oath to the constitution upon formally taking office after he was appointed as the Premier.

Seat distributionEdit

Major party General Secretary Seats
Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping 2119
Other Parties Chairperson Seats
Jiusan Society Wu Weihua 64
China Democratic League Ding Zhongli 58
China National Democratic Construction Association Hao Mingjin 57
China Association for Promoting Democracy Cai Dafeng 55
Chinese Peasants' and Workers' Democratic Party Chen Zhu 54
Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang Wan Exiang 43
China Zhi Gong Party Wan Gang 38
Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League Su Hui 13
Independents N/A 479

The first sessionEdit

The first session opened on 5 March 2018 and closed on 20 March 2018. All major state positions were elected in this session, including President, Vice President, Premier, and Congress Chairman.

Election resultsEdit

NPCSC Chairman Election NPCSC Secretary-general Election
Candidates For Against Abstain Candidates For Against Abstain
Li Zhanshu 2970 0 0 Yang Zhenwu 2970 0 0
Presidential Election Vice-Presidential Election
Candidates For Against Abstain Candidates For Against Abstain
Xi Jinping 2970 0 0 Wang Qishan 2969 1 0
NPCSC Vice-chairmen Election NSC Director Election
Candidates For Against Abstain Candidates For Against Abstain
Wang Chen 2970 0 0 Yang Xiaodu 2969 1 0
Cao Jianming 2970 0 0
Zhang Chunxian 2969 1 0
Shen Yueyue 2969 1 0
Ji Bingxuan 2970 0 0
Arken Imirbaki 2970 0 0
Wan Exiang 2970 0 0
Chen Zhu 2970 0 0 Liu Yuan 2 0 0
Wang Dongming 2969 1 0
Padma Choling 2970 0 0
Ding Zhongli 2968 1 1
Hao Mingjin 2970 0 0
Cai Dafeng 2969 1 0
Wu Weihua 2970 0 0
Premierial Election Vice-Premierial Election
Li Keqiang 2964 2 0 Han Zheng 2965 4 0
Sun Chunlan 2956 5 8
Hu Chunhua 2968 0 1
Liu He 2964 3 2
CMC Chairmanship Election CMC Vice-Chairmanship Election
Candidates For Against Abstain Candidates For Against Abstain
Xi Jinping 2970 0 0 Xu Qiliang 2962 0 4
Zhang Youxia 2963 2 1
Supreme Court President Election Procurator-general Election
Candidates For Against Abstain Candidates For Against Abstain
Zhou Qiang 2956 5 5 Zhang Jun 2951 5 10

The second sessionEdit

The second session opened on 5 March 2019[2] and concluded on 15 March 2019.[3]

The third sessionEdit

The third session was scheduled for March 5, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time such a postponement had happened in decades. After the announcement of the date in April, the session was held from May 22 to May 28, 2020.[4]

The fourth sessionEdit

The fourth session opened on 5 March and concluded on 11 March 2021.[5]

The fifth sessionEdit

The fifth session opened on 5 March and concluded on 11 March 2022.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral Calendar - international elections world elections". Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  2. ^ "China's national legislature starts annual session". Xinhuanet. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "China's national legislature concludes annual session". Xinhuanet. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "China postpones year's biggest political event amid coronavirus outbreak". South China Morning Post. 2020-02-17. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  5. ^ "十三届全国人大四次会议主席团举行第一次会议" (in Simplified Chinese). Xinhuanet. 4 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  6. ^ "China Focus: China's national legislature opens annual session". english.news.cn. Xinhua. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  7. ^ "(两会受权发布)十三届全国人大五次会议主席团举行第一次会议 决定大会日程等 本次大会5日开幕 会期6天半". www.news.cn (in Simplified Chinese). 新华网. Retrieved 2 April 2022.

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