CHINA HKSAR confirms sixth LegCo term extended for at least one year in Gazette

CHINA

HKSAR confirms sixth LegCo term extended for at least one year in Gazette

CGTN

10:09, August 15, 2020

4baaf2efc6e345c2a933b0d2c3c3e1f2.jpeg

The Legislative Council building of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Hong Kong, south China. /VCG

The decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) on the Continuing Discharge of Duties by the sixth Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was confirmed in the HKSAR Government Gazette on Friday.

According to the Gazette, after September 30, 2020, the sixth LegCo of the HKSAR is to continue to discharge duties for not less than one year until the seventh term of office of the LegCo of the HKSAR begins. After the seventh term LegCo is formed in accordance with the law, its term of office will be four years.

The Gazette also said on Friday that HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam, exercising the powers conferred by relevant laws, has revoked the decision to prorogue the sixth term of the LegCo, with effect from August 14, 2020.

Chinese lawmakers on August 11 voted to adopt a decision for the sixth LegCo of the HKSAR to continue performing duties. The decision was passed at the 21st session of the Standing Committee of the 13th NPC, China's top legislature.

Lam submitted a report to the Central People's Government on July 28, proposing the delay of the seventh-term LegCo election, originally scheduled for September 6, by a year due to a surge in coronavirus cases in the city.

(With input from Xinhua)


Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue