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Facts about election of National People's Congress delegates

China Daily | Updated: 2017-11-23 07:31

Candidates should:

・Be Chinese citizens over 18 who are residents of Hong Kong

・Uphold China's Constitution and swear allegiance to the country

・Uphold the "one country, two systems" principle

・Uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

・Declare there has been no receipt of financial aid of any kind relating to the election from any foreign parties

Election procedure:

・Members of the HKSAR 13th NPC Electoral Council each will nominate up to 36 people between Nov 24 and Dec 4.

・Candidates, who should file the registration form and nomination letters by Dec 4, need over 10 nominations from the Electoral Council to pass the threshold.

・The presidium will review the eligibility of the candidates before election day on Dec 19.

・The number of candidates should outnumber the 36 deputy vacancies.

・On Dec 19, NPC deputies will be elected by secret ballot; each voter has to vote for 36 candidates.

・Candidates who receive more than half the votes will be deemed elected.

・Results of the election will be announced by the Presidium and reported to the Credentials Committee of the NPC Standing Committee.

・The NPC Standing Committee will confirm the qualification of the deputies and announce the name list of NPC deputies.

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