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Two votes against, three abstentions: Xi secures power in perpetuity

The path was cleared on Sunday for China’s Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely as its rubber-stamp parliament passed a constitutional amendment removing presidential term limits. The amendment was passed almost – but not quite – unanimously, with two “no” votes and three abstentions, against 2,957 in favor. Party members’ loyalty belied a wave of […]