Jiang Jufeng, former deputy governor of southwest China's Sichuan Province, was elected acting governor of the province by the provincial legislature on Tuesday.
Jiang was elected to the post at the 26th session of the Standing Committee of the 10th Sichuan Provincial People's Congress, which also accepted the resignations of governor Zhang Zhongwei and deputy governor Yang Zhiwen.
Jiang, 59, a native of east China's Zhejiang Province, graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai. He became a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1982. Jiang worked as secretary of the CPC Wenzhou City Party Committee in Zhejiang, from June 1998 to March 2002. Jiang has been deputy governor of Sichuan since April 2002. Zhang Zhongwei, 65, had been governor of Sichuan since 2000. Yang Zhiwen, 60, was elected Sichuan deputy governor in 2003.
(Xinhua News Agency January 24, 2007)