Presidential Elections in China

Presidential Elections in China

It is quiet vocal about the methods of electing President of China, where it is said that the president of China is always in association with the General Secretary of Communist Party of China.

Like the elected president will also be the general secretary of Communist Party of China. The process of electing the president in China is said to be very complex. The people do not directly choose either of their government officials. In short synopsis it can be explained as

The public vote the deputy of the district,

The deputy of the district would vote for the deputy of the city

The deputy of the city would vote for the deputy of the province (state)

The deputy of the state would vote for the President.

Basically on official records, elections in China are based on a hierarchical electoral system, where the local people vote only at the lowest level and all higher levels of people‘s congresses sums up the election procedure to the upper level. Presidents of people’s courts and chief procurators of people’s procuratorates are elected by the respective local people’s congresses above the county level. The President and the State Council are basically elected by the National People’s Congress.

In an open declared procedural statement it can be said that Chinese election procedures for its highest leaders are instead based on an elaborate series of representative elections. Here the NPC (National People’s Congress) erects as the supreme organ of state power in China. Beginning from the amendment of constitution, enacting and amending basic governing laws to electing and appointing members to central state organs which widely include chairman, vice-chairman and various other members to elect the President and vice-president of the People’s Republic of China, NPC comes out to be the large symbolic body as members are mostly ignorant to oppose or challenge the leadership.

President of China is the Head of the State of the People’s Republic of China. The presidency is a largely ceremonial office with restrictive powers. The office is officially termed as an Institution of the state rather than an administrative post. Categorically it’s evidently stated that President in China serves at the behest of the National People’s Congress, the legislature and is not legally vested to take executive actions on its own.

The current President of Republic of China is Xi Jinping who took charge of his office in March 2013.

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