Sunday, September 28, 2008

Elections in Hong Kong at a glance

Hong Kong, which became a British colony after the Opium Wars in the 19th century, was given back to China in 1997 and has been under the control of the People's Republic of China (PRC) as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) ever since. Under the framework "one country, two systems", the authoritarian Communist regime in Beijing has so far allowed democratic elections in Hong Kong to a certain degree: parts of the Legislative Council (LegCo) and the District Councils are directly elected by registered voters. However, Hong Kong's Chief Executive is still handpicked by a committee which is largely loyal to Beijing.
This file here lists the results, material and information about the Legislative Council elections (1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012), District Council elections (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) and Chief Executive elections (2002, 2005, 2007, 2012). [14 pages; file last edited/updated on Thu, Nov. 26, 2015]

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