The number of Legislative Council seats directly elected by Hong Kong residents was slashed dramatically on Tuesday after a vote in Beijing. Photo: Reuters The number of Legislative Council seats directly elected by Hong Kong residents was slashed dramatically on Tuesday after a vote in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
The number of Legislative Council seats directly elected by Hong Kong residents was slashed dramatically on Tuesday after a vote in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong electoral revamp: December date for Legislative Council polls, key role for new chief convenor overseeing committee

  • National People’s Congress Standing Committee votes 167-0 to endorse proposal that will slash number of directly elected seats in Legislative Council, create vetting body to determine who can stand for election
  • Beijing-controlled Election Committee to send 40 representatives to Legco, which is expanding from 70 to 90 seats; national security police unit will help scrutinise candidates

Topic |   Hong Kong electoral changes
The number of Legislative Council seats directly elected by Hong Kong residents was slashed dramatically on Tuesday after a vote in Beijing. Photo: Reuters The number of Legislative Council seats directly elected by Hong Kong residents was slashed dramatically on Tuesday after a vote in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
The number of Legislative Council seats directly elected by Hong Kong residents was slashed dramatically on Tuesday after a vote in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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