Politicians in Hong Kong could be banned from running for office for five years if disqualified for reasons such as improper oath-taking. Photo: Handout
Politicians in Hong Kong could be banned from running for office for five years if disqualified for reasons such as improper oath-taking. Photo: Handout

Five-year election ban proposed for Hong Kong lawmakers, district councillors disqualified over improper oaths

  • Constitutional affairs chief unveils draft legislation a day after top Beijing official says reforms needed in city to ensure only ‘patriots’ hold key positions
  • Planned legislation will not have retroactive effect but district councillors’ past conduct will be taken into account when assessing pledges

Politicians in Hong Kong could be banned from running for office for five years if disqualified for reasons such as improper oath-taking. Photo: Handout
Politicians in Hong Kong could be banned from running for office for five years if disqualified for reasons such as improper oath-taking. Photo: Handout
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