Hong Kong's legislature to table bill implementing sweeping electoral overhaul

By Tony Cheung, 8 April
Chief Executive Carrie Lam of Hong Kong (photo credit: Prachatai/flickr)
Chief Executive Carrie Lam of Hong Kong (photo credit: Prachatai/flickr)
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has confirmed that a bill will be tabled at the Legislative Council on April 14 to implement Beijing’s drastic overhaul of the city’s electoral system. The chief executive told lawmakers on Thursday the bill would amend five key ordinances, changes she said were aimed at ensuring the city’s ongoing prosperity. [ . . . ] The changes will redraw the boundaries for Legco’s geographical constituencies, redefine voter and candidate criteria in some functional constituencies, update candidate nominating methods, outline a new vetting committee’s duties, and address the possibility of election manipulation – something the government previously said could include calls for casting blank protest ballots.
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