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NPC to Decide on HK Election Methods
   2014-07-15 14:50:42    Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang

China's top legislature has received a report from Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on possible revisions to how the region's chief executive and local legislature will be elected in future, it confirmed on Tuesday.

Under the Basic Law of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) has final say on whether to revise the election methods of Hong Kong SAR's chief executive in 2017 and its Legislative Council in 2016, said a statement from the top legislature.

The report from Leung is based on the results of a public consultation by the Hong Kong SAR government from Dec. 4 last year to May 3, the statement said.

The NPC Standing Committee will make the decision according to laws, it added.

The current chief executive was elected by an election committee in 2012. In 2017, Hong Kong plans to introduce universal suffrage in the election.

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