Battle looms over poll challenges

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 January, 2011, 12:00am

The government has proposed an amendment to the electoral law that would limit poll candidates' challenges to Court of First Instance decisions to the Court of Final Appeal. Constitutional affairs secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung said this would shorten legal battles, but lawmakers fear it would unfairly limit the right of appeal and cost more than appeals to the Court of Appeal.

 

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