HK lawmakers OK amendment to method for forming HK's LegCo (2)

14:42, June 25, 2010      

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Under the "one-person-two-votes" proposal, HK's 3.43 million voters will all have two votes in the 2012 LegCo elections -- one for geographical constituencies and the other for functional constituencies.

The government will put forward proposals regarding the specific electoral arrangements for the five new functional constituencies seats after consulting with the LegCo and the public sometime in the autumn, Tsang said.

The Basic Law and the decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) in December 2007 provide that the methods of selecting the HK's Chief Executive and on forming the LegCo in 2012 may be revised in accordance with the principle of gradual and orderly progress.

The two methods will take effect after receiving the consent of HK Chief Executive Donald Tsang and being reported to the NPCSC for approval.

According to the Amendment to the Method for the Selection of the CE passed on Thursday, the number of the Election Committee to elect the fourth term CE in 2012 shall be increased from 800 to 1, 200.
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