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Joshua Wong Wants to Run for Legco

The Scholarism leader has filed a request for judicial review.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 October, 2015, 10:53am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:51pm

Scholarism leader Joshua Wong has filed a request for judicial review, seeking to lower the age limit for candidates in legislative elections from 21 to 18.

Wong, who has just turned 19, says that it is unfair to place this age limit on a Legco seat when the age limit for a place in the NPC Standing Committee is 18.

If his judicial review—which will take three to six months—is successful, Wong says he will consider running for office. The average age of current Legco members is 57.

Our take: Joshua Wong for Chief Executive!