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National political advisors meet to elect new chairman

Updated: 2013-03-11 15:23

BEIJING - The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will elect its new chairman at a meeting Monday afternoon.

National political advisors meet to elect new chairman 

The organization's vice-chairpersons, secretary-general and Standing Committee members will also be elected at the meeting.

The namelist of candidates was approved by the presidium of the CPPCC National Committee Monday morning and is ready for vote.

The CPPCC is a patriotic united front organization of the Chinese people, serving as a key mechanism for multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and a major symbol of socialist democracy.

The CPPCC consists of representatives of the CPC and non-Communist parties, personages without party affiliation, and representatives of people's organizations, ethnic minorities and various social strata.

It also has the representation of compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, returned overseas Chinese, and specially invited people.