China replaces once-powerful boss of Chongqing, Bo Xilai

Beijing: China says the powerful head of the city of Chongqing, Bo Xilai, has resigned amid a scandal involving his former police chief. He was among the country's most flamboyant politicians and the apparent end of his career raises questions about the Communist Party's plans for a smooth succession this year.

A Xinhua News Agency report posted on the government's website Thursday said Bo had been replaced by Zhang Dejiang as the city's Communist Party secretary.

China replaces once-powerful boss of Chongqing, Bo Xilai

China says the powerful head of the city of Chongqing, Bo Xilai, has resigned amid a scandal involving his former police chief. AP

Bo's exit blows open the competition for seats on the party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee. Seven of its nine members are due to be replaced at the party's national congress this fall.

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Updated Date: Mar 15, 2012 08:34:29 IST

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