System for Electing the Chief Executive

Simon N. M. Young and Richard Cullen

in Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028399
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206908 | DOI:
System for Electing the Chief Executive

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This chapter provides a detailed discussion of the legal and operational dimensions of the prevailing system for electing the Chief Executive (CE) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It describes the synoptic profile of the 2006 Election Committee (EC) and explains the eligibility rules for the CE. It reviews the voting regime that applies in CE election itself and discusses the changes in the political landscape of the CE election since 1997.

Keywords: Chief Executive; election; HKSAR; Election Committee; voting regime; eligibility rules

Chapter.  7110 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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