No changes to electoral law

Legislator Ng Kuok Cheong submitted a written enquiry as to whether efforts will be made to improve the electoral law for electing the position of Chief Executive in the city.
He questioned if the SAR Government has the right and the responsibility to take on the preparations for modifying the method of election. He also asked whether the nominees for Chief Executive would be elected through a public voting system in line with the Basic Law, in order to develop a more democratic political system.
Chou Kam Chon, deputy director of the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) replied to his enquiry stating that at this stage changes to the electoral law are not urgent. Based on legal procedures, any changes would have to be agreed on by a majority two thirds of the legislators at the Legislative Assembly (AL), together with the approval of the Chief Executive and the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.