Hong Kong Legislature Starts Deliberating On China-Drafted Electoral Reform Bill

Electoral reforms in Hong Kong have moved a step closer. Lawmakers in Hong Kong have begun deliberations on the proposed overhaul of the Legislative Council.

Constitutional Affairs Minister Erick Tsang said the proposed changes are aimed at preventing “anti-China disruptors” from using elections as a platform to “subvert the state”. Only 22% or 20 of 90 seats in the new LegCo will be directly elected by the people in geographical constituencies, after being carefully vetted. The third and final reading of the bills are expected at the end of May.

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