GUAGNZHOU, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Huang Huahua was re-elected governor of south China's Guangdong Province and Ou Guangyuan was elected top provincial legislator on Thursday at a session of the provincial legislature on Thursday.
Huang, born in 1946 in Xingning, Guangdong, has been the provincial governor since January 2003.
The provincial governor is head of the provincial government responsible for the economic, political, personnel, environmental and foreign affairs issues of the province. He ranks second in the province behind the provincial Communist Party Secretary.
Ou, born 1948 in Shunde, Guangdong, is currently the deputy Communist Party chief of Guangdong.
The first province to benefit from the country's opening up and reform polices in 1978, Guangdong saw its gross domestic product surpass an estimated three trillion yuan (410 billion U.S. dollars) in 2007.