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Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive$
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Simon N. M. Young and Richard Cullen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028399

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028399.001.0001

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History and Development of the Election Committee1

History and Development of the Election Committee1

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(p.9) 2 History and Development of the Election Committee1
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Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive
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Simon N. M. Young

Richard Cullen

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028399.003.0002

This chapter outlines the history and development of Hong Kong's unique political structure. It traces the origins of the Election Committee (EC) and analyzes official justifications for its inclusion in the political structure of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It reviews the operation and function of the pre-handover Selection Committee and the several ECs which were formed post-1997.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, political structure, Election Committee, HKSAR, Selection Committee

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