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The Organization Law for Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments (2022)

Mon, 30 May 2022

The Organization Law for Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments (2022) was promulgated in 1979, and amended in 1982, 1986, 1995, 2004, 2015 and 2022 respectively. The latest revision entered into force on March 12, 2022.

The Law consists of 90 articles, aiming to improve the system of local people’s congresses and local people’s governments.

The key points are as follows:

1. What is the relationship between local people’s congresses and local people’s governments?

Local people’s congresses at various levels shall be local organs of state power. Local people’s governments at various levels shall be the executive organs of the local organs of state power at various levels and the local organs of state administration at various levels. (Art. 2)

2. How often do local people’s congresses meet in session?

At least once a year.

A session may be convened at any time upon the proposal of one-fifth of its deputies. (Art. 14)

3. How long is the term of office of local people’s congresses?

The term of office for each shall be five years. (Art. 9)

 

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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