Hong Kong LegCo by-election set for May 16

18:39, February 22, 2010      

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A Legislative Council by-election will be held on May 16 to fill one vacant office in each of the five geographical constituencies, the Electoral Affairs Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region announced Monday.

The five geographical constituencies are Hong Kong Island, Kowloon West, Kowloon East, New Territories West and New Territories East, said the commission in a statement.

In accordance with electoral laws, the nomination period must not be less than 14 days or more than 21 days. It must end not less than 28 days and not more than 42 days before the polling day.

The nomination period will be announced soon. Both the polling date and the nomination period will be gazetted in accordance with the electoral regulation, said the commission.

Source: Xinhua
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