President Kenyatta congratulates President Xi Jinping following his re-election

President Kenyatta congratulates President Xi Jinping following his re-election

Kerry Wise
March 19, 2018

President Kenyatta, who is on a State visit to Cuba, said President Xi's re-election has fully demonstrated the strong confidence of the Chinese people in his vision and wisdom in the governance of China and global affairs.

China's ceremonial legislature appointed Premier Li Keqiangto, the second top leader of the ruling Communist Party, a second five-year term Sunday.

With pictures of ecstatic citizens standing in applause, tearful legislators and even a social media game, China's propaganda drive accelerated into high gear after Xi Jinping's unanimous reappointment as president.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated President Xi Jinping following his re-election as the President of the People's Republic of China.

There was never really any doubt that the "rubber-stamp" parliament would not re-elected Mr Xi as president on Saturday, especially following the constitutional amendment a week earlier which lifted presidential term limits, allowing him to stay on indefinitely.

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Xi is expected to expand his yearslong campaign against corruption within the party to include all state employees through the creation of a new National Supervisory Commission, while continuing to pursue a muscular foreign policy and policies to upgrade the slowing economy.

The military's official People's Liberation Army Daily pledged its loyalty to Xi in its editorial, saying his election would ensure the country's long-term peace and stability.

In the judiciary, Zhou Qiang was reconfirmed as president of the Supreme People's Court, with just five votes against and five abstentions, while Zhang Jun was endorsed as the new procurator-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, with five votes against and 10 abstentions.

Yameen said he is confident that under Xi's leadership, China will make greater achievements and create more opportunities for other countries to achieve common development.