Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday said creating the new role of chief convenor of the Election Committee would require no local legislation. Photo: Sam Tsang Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday said creating the new role of chief convenor of the Election Committee would require no local legislation. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday said creating the new role of chief convenor of the Election Committee would require no local legislation. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s new chief convenor role requires no local legislation as power comes from Beijing, Carrie Lam says

  • Lam assures TV audience new system introduced in this week’s sweeping electoral overhaul would only be ‘activated’ by the chief executive in ‘extraordinary circumstances’
  • But local lawmakers are demanding more details about the position overseeing the powerful Election Committee, including what qualifies as ‘extraordinary’

Topic |   Hong Kong electoral changes
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday said creating the new role of chief convenor of the Election Committee would require no local legislation. Photo: Sam Tsang Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday said creating the new role of chief convenor of the Election Committee would require no local legislation. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday said creating the new role of chief convenor of the Election Committee would require no local legislation. Photo: Sam Tsang
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