Party Names New Personnel, Legal Officials
(Beijing) – A number of new appointments have been made to the country's top personnel and public security departments and to the party leadership of Chonqqing a few days after a key party congress.
On November 19, the party's Central Committee named Zhao Leji, 55, the new head of the Organization Department, replacing Li Yuanchao. Zhao has been the party chief of Shaanxi Province since 2007. On November 14, he was elected to membership in the new Central Committee by the 18th National Congress.
The Organization Department is part of the Central Committee's Secretariat and is charged with staffing and reviewing provincial-level and higher party positions. It also selects and prepares promising young and middle-aged cadres for higher posts. Zhao becomes the department's 12th head. His predecessors include former party general secretary Hu Yaobang and former vice president Zeng Qinghong.
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