Zhao Leji was elected as head of the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection, the party’s top anti-graft watchdog on Wednesday (Oct 25), China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
Zhao, the head of the party’s Organisation Department which oversees personnel decisions, is taking over the role from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s close ally Wang Qishan.
He was elected at a plenary session of the committee, which also saw it electing its deputy secretaries and Standing Committee members. The first plenary session of the Communist Party’s Central Committee approved the elections on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
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