Chapter 2 of the Common Program

This chapter deals with the organs of state power.
Article 12 

The state power belongs to the people and they are represented by people’s congresses and people’s governments at all administrative levels.

Article 13 

Limits the power of the CPPCC till the election of the national people’s congress. After these election the CPPCC will become an advisory body.

Article 14 

Regulates the role of the PLA in the newly liberated areas of China and it stipulates the conditions for the elections.

Article 15 

The organs of state power will practice democratic centralism.

Article 16 

Balance between national unity and local expediency.

Article 17 

All GMD laws will be abolished.

Article 18 

The working style of the cadres.

Article 19 

People’s supervisory organs will be set up to control regional and national administrations.

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