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HK chief executive candidates briefed on poll rules

(Xinhua)

13:10, March 05, 2012

HONG KONG, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission briefed the three 2012 Chief Executive Election candidates on the rules and guidelines, and drew lots to determine the order of names of the candidates on the ballot paper on Sunday.

According to the Electoral Affairs Commission, at the briefing session, Commission Chairman Justice Barnabas Fung advised the candidates the Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the Chief Executive Election and the relevant legislation, and important points to note when conducting electioneering activities.

He called on the candidates and their agents to strictly observe the electoral guidelines and relevant legislation. He said they should cooperate with the commission and the departments concerned to ensure the election will be conducted in an open, fair, honest and clean manner.

After the briefing, Returning Officer Justice Jeremy Poon drew lots to determine the order of the candidates' names on the ballot paper and the allocation of designated display spots for election advertisements.

The order of names of the candidates on the ballot paper will be: Leung Chun-ying (No. 1), Albert Ho (No. 2) and Henry Tang (No. 3).

Fung introduced the arrangements for polling and counting of votes in the election during the briefing session.

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