After definitive results were announced, political negotiations will be needed in order to see if a majority in both lower house and senate can be formed. The process, brokered by Italian president Sergio Mattarella, might take weeks.
Lu, former head of the political department of the Ministry of Justice, is accused of bribing government workers with more than 12.7 million yuan ($2 million) to provide fake information regarding his age, his family members, his education and employment background and documents to join the Communist Party of China, obtain an honorary title and promotions between 1992 and 2016, the prosecutor said at the trial in Anyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan province.
With his unremitting efforts and devotion, Mackerras has built a bridge of mutual understanding and amity between our people, said Xi.
China is confident it will meet its 6.5 percent annual growth target this year, with more efforts to implement supply-side reforms and further promote economic opening up.