New cabinet candidates tabled for discussion

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The presidium of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday tabled the candidate list for the new cabinet to the NPC delegations for discussion.

Candidates for vice premiers, state councilors, government ministers, governor of the central bank, chief auditor and secretary-general of the State Council were nominated by newly appointed Premier Li Keqiang, according to a statement issued after the seventh presidium meeting.

Also submitted for discussion were the candidate lists for leaders and members of the NPC special committees, except that for the financial and economic committee.

The makeup of the financial and economic committee of the 12th NPC was approved by deputies on March 5 when the session opened, because the committee was needed to examine the central and local budgets.

The candidates for leaders and members of the remaining eight committees were proposed by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

On Saturday, nearly 3,000 NPC deputies will vote to endorse the new cabinet and NPC committees.

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