Foreign passport-holders running in the first Special Administrative Region (SAR) legislature election will need to win a high percentage of the votes to secure a seat, it emerged last night. With a 20 per cent ceiling on the number of foreign nationals in the 60-seat legislature, the Preparatory Committee secretariat says the 12 places should be distributed proportionally in the three types of elections. As a result, the maximum number of foreign passport-holders who can win in direct elections is set at four out of a total of 20. In functional constituencies, it is set at six out of a total of 30, while the election committee can vote in two out of 10. If the number of winners in each category exceeds the ceiling, only those who win the highest percentage of votes would get their seats. No other options have been put forward by the secretariat. Members will discuss the proposal in Beijing today and tomorrow. The proposal also says the Election Committee should consist of 800 people, with its members drawn equally from four sectors - industrial, commercial and financial; professional; labour, social services and religious; and politicians. A 400-strong Selection Committee was chosen by the Preparatory Committee to return the first chief executive. But yesterday's proposal did not say whether they would form the basis of the election panel. On geographical polls, the secretariat says either the multi-seat, single-vote system or the proportional representation system should be adopted. Hong Kong would be divided into nine constituencies under the multi-seat single-vote system in one electoral plan. But another option proposes four to five bigger constituencies. Under the proportional representation system, the proposal says the number of constituencies could range from three to five.