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. ChengThe 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

Topic |   Coronavirus Hong Kong
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. ChengThe 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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