If the elections are postponed, they must be held no later than 14 days after the original polling day on September 6. Photo: May Tse
If the elections are postponed, they must be held no later than 14 days after the original polling day on September 6. Photo: May Tse

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Hong Kong third wave: will Legislative Council elections be postponed as Covid-19 cases spike? And who makes the call?

  • Hongkongers are set to go to the polls on September 6, but some have called for a postponement, with no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Elections can be put on hold if they are likely to be obstructed, disrupted or seriously affected under three types of occurrences

If the elections are postponed, they must be held no later than 14 days after the original polling day on September 6. Photo: May Tse
If the elections are postponed, they must be held no later than 14 days after the original polling day on September 6. Photo: May Tse
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