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The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) proposed this weekend to eliminate a clause in the Constitution that prohibits a president from holding office for more than ten years, a total of two consecutive terms.
The measure, which is assumed to be approved by the Legislature, will allow Xi to remain in office beyond 2023, when he had to retire.
Dissidents and observers of Chinese politics consider this decision a “step towards” tyranny, while the government defends the action as a tool to maintain “stability”
What is the proposal?
Yuwen Wu explains that this limit was imposed as a result of a prolonged debate in the country after the turbulent era of the Cultural Revolution, promoted in 1966 by Mao Zedong.
“The Cultural Revolution did a lot of damage to the country,” she stresses.
“After that, the country decided that it was not a good idea for a leader to stay in power for so long, because he would make mistakes”
“Several leaders before Xi have retired after their ten years in office, what the party is now proposing is to eliminate those restrictions so that the current leader or anyone in the future may be in power longer.”
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