BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-one provincial committees of the Communist Party of China (CPC) reshuffled their leadership through internal elections from the fourth quarter of 2011 to early July, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said Monday.
The Party committees of 374 prefectures and cities, 2,789 counties and and urban districts, and 33,368 townships across the mainland of China had elected their new leading officials from December 2010 to April this year.
The department described the local Party committee leadership reshuffle a complete success, saying the process had been running in an "orderly, sound and steady manner."
"The leadership reshuffle of local Party committees occurred in the country's crucial period of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects, deepening reform and opening up and speeding up the transformation of economic development mode. It was a significant issue in the Party's political life," said a statement released by the department.
Local Party committees, discipline inspection organs and organization departments had promoted democracy, pushed forward reform and strictly enforced discipline amid elections, so as to ensure a successful leadership reshuffle, according to the statement.