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2,987 deputies elected to new nat'l legislature


19:22, February 25, 2013

BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 2,987 deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, have been elected and are awaiting final confirmation, according to a Monday report.

A report on the qualifications of the new NPC deputies was submitted to the Standing Committee of the 11th NPC for confirmation during its bi-monthly session, which will run from Monday to Wednesday.

The 11th NPC Standing Committee will review the qualifications of the new deputies and announce a final list of names when the session closes on Wednesday.

Legal procedures were followed during the election and all elected deputies are qualified, said a report submitted by the credentials commission of the NPC Standing Committee.

The deputies were elected from 35 election units representing 34 Chinese regions and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) from last December to January.

The NPC Standing Committee is also preparing for the upcoming first annual session of the 12th NPC, which is scheduled to kick off on March 5.

Lawmakers reviewed reports on the work of the NPC Standing Committee, the election of national deputies, a draft schedule and a list of names for the presidium and those who will observe the session.

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