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Election Committee can nominate at best five people for legco election

Election Committee can nominate at best five people for legco election

Members of the Election Committee could nominate at best 5 people to run for the legco election, according to the bill on electoral changes, Hong Kong’s sole delegate to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee Tam Yiu-chung said.
Under the bill, the newly-added Election Committee constituency is tasked with 40 seats in the legco, outnumbering that of functional and geographical constituency seats -- which stand at 30 and 20 respectively.

Tam did not associate such a nomination right with the Election Committee being in a privileged position, saying it was executed with respect to the bill on electoral changes.

“The National People’s Congress Standing Committee only gave away the framework of major principles [under the electoral changes], other concrete details as how the electoral changes will be executed will be handled by local legislation,” he said.

“If local legislation found a further adjustment of the electoral changes were appropriate, the Election Committee could help [as they are representative]...Therefore, the subject is not related to whether the committee is in a privileged position.”
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