The decision to delay legislative polls by the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam throws up a series of legal questions. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The decision to delay legislative polls by the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam throws up a series of legal questions. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong leader delays legislative elections, asks Beijing to resolve legal questions, citing coronavirus pandemic dangers

  • Citing health risks of voting amid Covid-19, Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes emergency powers to postpone Legislative Council polls by a year
  • National People’s Congress Standing Committee to decide legal issues surrounding move, while oppositions warns of collapse of constitutional order

The decision to delay legislative polls by the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam throws up a series of legal questions. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The decision to delay legislative polls by the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam throws up a series of legal questions. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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