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China parliament elects former anti-corruption chief as vice president

BEIJING, March 17 (Reuters) - China's largely rubber-stamp parliament on Saturday elected a close ally of President Xi Jinping and former top graft-buster Wang Qishan as the country's vice president.

The vote was witnessed by journalists inside central Beijing's Great Hall of the People. (Reporting by Philip Wen Writing by Ben Blanchard Editing by Joseph Radford)