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Constitutional Development

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Constitutional Development

The Basic Law provides that the ultimate aim is to elect the Chief Executive ("CE") and Legislative Council ("LegCo") by universal suffrage, in the light of the actual situation of Hong Kong and in accordance with the principle of gradual and orderly progress.

According to the Basic Law and relevant Interpretation and Decisions of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPCSC”), universal suffrage for the Chief Executive could only be attained with the support of two-thirds majority of all Members of the LegCo, the consent of the Chief Executive, and the approval of the NPCSC.

The HKSAR Government will do the best to create a favourable social atmosphere for taking forward constitutional development on the basis of the Basic Law and relevant Interpretation and Decisions of the NPCSC.

Regarding the work of the previous term HKSAR Government on constitutional development, please click here to visit the relevant website.