Li Keqiang becomes Chinese premier

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 05:20 hrs

Beijing, March 15 (IANS) Li Keqiang was endorsed as Chinese premier Friday.

Li was endorsed as Chinese premier at the ongoing session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, reported Xinhua.

Nearly 3,000 NPC deputies voted to approve the nomination of Li, by newly-elected President Xi Jinping, as the candidate for premier at the ongoing parliament session.

Li, born in 1955, is a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

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