BEIJING -- China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.
The National People's Congress also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice-president.
All 2,970 members of the National People's Congress in attendance approved Xi's reappointment, while Wang received just one vote against.
Xi, who leads the ruling 90 million-member Communist Party, was also reappointed as head of the government commission that commands the military.
Last weekend, he was given the right to continue in office indefinitely after the legislature scrapped term limits for the president and vice-president.
Xi took office as president in 2013 and hasn't said how many additional five-year terms he intends to serve.
State media has said the removal of term limits will not alter conditions for retirement or create a president in perpetuity, but has offered no details. »