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China Officially Names Xi Jinping President

Became chief of Communist Party last year

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China's parliament formally elected Xi Jinping as the country's new president, completing the country's second orderly political succession since the Communist Party took power in 1949.

The largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress chose Xi on Thursday in a tightly scripted ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, putting the final seal of approval on a generational transition of power.