Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam believes the most pragmatic way forward is to extend the legislature’s current term for one year. Illustration: SCMPHong Kong leader Carrie Lam believes the most pragmatic way forward is to extend the legislature’s current term for one year. Illustration: SCMP
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam believes the most pragmatic way forward is to extend the legislature’s current term for one year. Illustration: SCMP

Hong Kong elections: by delaying vote for one year, leader throws up raft of legal and political questions

  • It remains unclear if opposition lawmakers already disqualified from running will be permitted or even want to take part in an extended term
  • Basic Law expert Maria Tam casts doubt over whether a prolonged Legco can survive legal challenges

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2020
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam believes the most pragmatic way forward is to extend the legislature’s current term for one year. Illustration: SCMPHong Kong leader Carrie Lam believes the most pragmatic way forward is to extend the legislature’s current term for one year. Illustration: SCMP
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam believes the most pragmatic way forward is to extend the legislature’s current term for one year. Illustration: SCMP
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