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  1. The chief executive and the basic law

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Article 45 'The chief executive shall be selected by election or through consultations held locally and be appointed by the central people's government.' Article 46 'The term of office of the chief executive shall be five years.' Article 52 'The chief executive must resign when he or she loses the ability to discharge his or her duties ...

  2. Lawyers' answer to row over chief executive's term- strip law of numbers

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Law.' Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie has said the Chief Executive Election Ordinance, passed in 2001, will be amended to reflect the government's new thinking on the relevant ... the chief executive and decide how long the term should be, in accordance with its own legal advice and the Basic Law, Mr Mok said. Hong Kong's role should be limited to arranging the election ...

  3. NPC chief executive ruling ends lawmaker's court fight

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... down a legally binding interpretation of the Basic Law that the next chief executive elected on July 10 will serve only the remaining two years of former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa's ... Klaudia Lee Independent lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip has withdrawn his legal challenge on the tenure of the next chief executive because there is no procedure that could overturn ...

  4. Unemployed man decides to challenge the legality of CE election

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.24pm: An unemployed Hong Kong man has filed a judicial review to challenge the legality of the territory's Chief Executive election, local media reported ... mini-constitution, local radio reported. Mr Chan earlier claimed he would be a candidate for Chief Executive. He handed in a blank nomination form to the Electoral Affairs Commission last week. He said ...

  5. Briefs

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pan-democrats put back meeting with Leung Pan-democrat lawmakers have rescheduled a meeting with chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to April 30, said Emily Lau Wai-hing, vice-chairwoman of the Democratic Party. On the agenda will be universal suffrage, national security legislation, restructuring of civil service bureaus and the transition to a new administration. A one-hour meeting had ...

  6. Beijing consulted on new chief's maximum tenure

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo, Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee, Felix Lo and Gary Cheung A new row looms over whether Tung's successor can serve 10 or 12 years A fresh row is looming over the chief executive election after ... the issue of whether the new chief executive elected on July 10 could stand for two more terms after completing the balance of Tung Chee-hwa's tenure. If this happens, Hong Kong's next ...

  7. The least bad solution

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The government's decision to amend the Chief Executive Election Ordinance is not necessarily bad, despite the criticism of the Hong Kong Bar Association and certain ... years before the expiry of his term. But what if a chief executive in future were to resign with less than a year left? Would we go through the holding of an election for a new chief executive ...

  8. Full term for next chief 'would stifle reform'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... should serve a new five-year term or just the remainder of his predecessor's term. If the new chief executive served five years it would mean the current Election Committee, formed in 2000, would be electing a chief executive who served until 2010. In that case, the department said, no progress towards greater democracy in the selection could be made in 2007. The community would ...

  9. Legal quirk opens door to two elections in 15 days

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Opposition lawmakers have accused the government of creating a legal mess that could see two chief executives elected, for different terms, within 15 days of each other. ... may be, it would lead to two chief executives being elected, 15 days apart. 'It would be a very awkward situation to have two elections 15 days apart,' Ms Eu said. She said ...

  10. Election injunction unlikely, says top lawyer

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The legal row over the chief executive's term of office is unlikely to halt the election of the city's next leader, a top lawyer says. Former solicitor-general Daniel Fung Wah-kin said it was unlikely that a judicial review being brought over government changes to a law on the term of the chief executive would disrupt the poll. This was because it was almost ...




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