Top legislature mulls quota distribution for 13th NPC deputy election

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-24 23:22:07|Editor: An
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BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers deliberated draft plans on quota distribution for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) deputy election on Monday as the tenure of current lawmakers expires in March 2018.

The election of deputies to the 13th NPC shall be completed in January 2018, two months prior to the end of five-year term of the current 12th NPC, according to the bimonthly session of the NPC Standing Committee, which runs until Thursday.

According to the draft plans, no more than 3,000 deputies should be elected to the 13th NPC, with 36 from Hong Kong and 12 from Macao.

Deputies from ethnic minority groups will account for about 12 percent of the total.

According to the plans, Taiwan will have 13 deputies for the time being, to be elected by a 122-strong group consisting of Taiwanese compatriots from provincial-level regions, central government departments and the People's Liberation Army.