41 people sentenced for election fraud in China

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41 people sentenced for election fraud in China

Beijing, Apr 1 (PTI) Forty-one people involved in election fraud in northeast China have been sentenced to varied jail terms.

They stood trial in 15 intermediate courts in Liaoning from March 28 to 30, and were handed various prison terms, Liaoning provincial government said in a statement.

These people bribed voters in the election of deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s parliament.

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, said in September last year that the electoral bribery in Liaoning was the first of its kind at the provincial level since the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949.

It seriously violated the Party’s discipline, state laws and rule, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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