March 18, 2018 / 2:53 AM / 10 months ago

China's Premier Li re-elected by parliament to premiership

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang drops his ballot during a vote at the sixth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament re-elected Li Keqiang as the country’s premier on Sunday.

The vote was witnessed by journalists inside central Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. There were only two “no” votes cast by the almost 3,000 legislators.

Reporting by Stella Qiu and Ben Blanchard; editing by Nick Macfie

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