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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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System for Electing the Chief Executive

System for Electing the Chief Executive

(p.77) 5 System for Electing the Chief Executive
Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive

Simon N. M. Young

Richard Cullen

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of the legal and operational dimensions of the prevailing system for electing the Chief Executive (CE) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It describes the synoptic profile of the 2006 Election Committee (EC) and explains the eligibility rules for the CE. It reviews the voting regime that applies in CE election itself and discusses the changes in the political landscape of the CE election since 1997.

Keywords:   Chief Executive, election, HKSAR, Election Committee, voting regime, eligibility rules

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