BEIJING - The presidium of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Thursday decided to send some key documents and a candidate list for the upcoming elections of state leaders for deliberation.
Presided over by Li Zhanshu, the presidium's executive chairman, the presidium made a decision that the list of candidates to the president and vice president of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC, as well as the 13th NPC Standing Committee chairman, vice chairpersons and secretary-general, will be sent to all NPC delegations for discussion and consultation.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee recommended the candidates for state leaders to the session's presidium.
Entrusted by the CPC Central Committee, Chen Xi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made explanations to the presidium on the candidates for the state leadership positions.
The presidium also decided to hand the draft election method to all delegations for deliberation, and adopted an arrangement for holding ceremonies for newly-elected and appointed officials to take oath of allegiance to the Constitution.
The other documents, which the presidium decided to send to all delegations for deliberation, included the draft resolutions on the government work report, on the implementation of the national economic and social development plan in 2017 and the plan for 2018, on the implementation of the central and local budgets in 2017 and the central and local budgets in 2018, as well as a revised version of the draft supervision law.
The presidium also decided to send the draft decision on the institutional restructuring plan of the State Council to the delegations for deliberation.
Before the presidium meeting, executive chairpersons held their fourth meeting, also chaired by Li.