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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
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
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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