The decision to seek Beijing’s counsel over the delaying of Legislative Council elections and its fallout was a necessary one, according to former Hong Kong Justice Secretary Elsie Leung. Photo: Nora TamThe decision to seek Beijing’s counsel over the delaying of Legislative Council elections and its fallout was a necessary one, according to former Hong Kong Justice Secretary Elsie Leung. Photo: Nora Tam
The decision to seek Beijing’s counsel over the delaying of Legislative Council elections and its fallout was a necessary one, according to former Hong Kong Justice Secretary Elsie Leung. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong elections: ex-justice minister slams Bar Association’s ‘political’ criticism of poll delay, says Beijing input needed given ‘emergency’ situation

  • Former Basic Law Committee vice-chair Elise Leung says city does not have ability to resolve legal issues around vacuum created by end of Legco mandate
  • Her defence of the move comes as the EU joins international voices condemning it, saying it weakens the city’s reputation as a free society

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2020
The decision to seek Beijing’s counsel over the delaying of Legislative Council elections and its fallout was a necessary one, according to former Hong Kong Justice Secretary Elsie Leung. Photo: Nora TamThe decision to seek Beijing’s counsel over the delaying of Legislative Council elections and its fallout was a necessary one, according to former Hong Kong Justice Secretary Elsie Leung. Photo: Nora Tam
The decision to seek Beijing’s counsel over the delaying of Legislative Council elections and its fallout was a necessary one, according to former Hong Kong Justice Secretary Elsie Leung. Photo: Nora Tam
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