Thu, 26 May 2022

HONG KONG, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- The nomination period for the chief executive election of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will run from Feb. 20 to March 5, the Electoral Affairs Commission said here on Thursday.

The commission also unveiled the guidelines for the once-in-five-year race, which will be held on March 27.

The guidelines were based on the previous edition released in October 2016 and contained about 50 revisions to conform with the legal changes to the HKSAR electoral system.

Candidates for the office of the chief executive shall be nominated jointly by not less than 188 members of the Election Committee, among whom the number of members of each sector should not be less than 15. Each member of the Election Committee may only nominate one candidate.

The Election Committee shall elect the chief executive designate by secret ballot on a one-person-one-vote basis. The election of the chief executive designate shall require a simple majority vote of all the 1,500 members of the Election Committee.

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