All 90 members of Hong Kong's LegCo elected
Updated 20:14, 20-Dec-2021

All 90 members of the seventh-term Legislative Council (LegCo) of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have been elected as shown by the voting results that came out on Monday morning. 

The LegCo comprises members elected by the Election Committee constituency (40 seats), functional constituencies (30 seats) and geographical constituencies (20 seats).

It is the first LegCo election after the improvement of the electoral system in the HKSAR under the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong."

At a press conference, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the HKSAR government hopes to work together with the new-term LegCo to further develop Hong Kong's economy and integrate the region into the overall development of the country, while also striving to improve people's livelihood.

Lam said she hoped the interactions with the new-term LegCo will be more rational and pragmatic in order to solve the problems entrenched in Hong Kong's society.

Lam said that all candidates in this election have fulfilled the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong," while election arrangements have also been fair, just, clean, efficient and humanized, with the announcement of election results smooth and timely.

Lam added that efforts to deepen the public's recognition towards the significance of the improved electoral system must continue as the process takes time.

The Chief Executive in Council, in accordance with the Legislative Council Ordinance, has specified January 1, 2022 as the commencement date of the seventh-term LegCo of the HKSAR.

The term of office of the LegCo is four years.


(With input from Xinhua)

(Cover: Elected candidates celebrate following the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong, south China, December 19, 2021. /CFP)

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