45 NPC members from Liaoning booted for electoral fraud

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/9/14 0:23:39

China's top legislature on Tuesday confirmed the expulsion of 45 deputies from Northeast China's Liaoning Province for their involvement in electoral fraud.

A report by the National People's Congress (NPC) credentials committee said it believes that actions by the 45 deputies violated the electoral law and their election should therefore be nullified by the NPC Standing Committee.

An NPC Standing Committee session that closed Tuesday  voted to unseat the 45 NPC deputies elected by the Liaoning Provincial People's Congress for vote buying and bribery during the 2013 election.

A previous NPC Standing Committee chairpersons' meeting, presided over by Zhang Dejiang, set the date and agenda for Tuesday's session. The stated purpose of the session was to "implement decisions of the Communist Party of China Central Committee regarding electoral fraud in Liaoning and to fulfill the duties of the NPC Standing Committee."

The NPC Standing Committee is usually convened every two months, but provisional sessions may be called whenever necessary.

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