China's parliament adopts amendment to Electoral Law

09:22, March 14, 2010      

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China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), adopted in Beijing Sunday the amendment to the Electoral Law, which grants equal representation in legislative bodies to rural and urban people.

Lawmakers applauded after NPC Standing Committee Chairman Wu Bangguo announced the voting result.

The amendment was approved with 2,747 votes from the 2,909 NPC deputies present at the closing meeting.

Source: Xinhua
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