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URGENT ¥¥¥ Xi Jinping named president of China: parliament

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Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping was named president of the world's most populous country Thursday after a vote at its parliamentary meeting in Beijing.

"Now I announce comrade Xi Jinping is selected as president of the People's Republic of China," said Liu Yunshan, a top official of the ruling party, who chaired the electoral session at the National People's Congress.

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