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Constitutional Affairs Bureau's response to press enquiries

In response to press enquiries, a spokesman for the Constitutional Affairs Bureau said, "In accordance with the Basic Law and the Chief Executive Election Ordinance, the incumbent Chief Executive (CE) may seek re-election once. In the Second Term CE Election conducted in 2002, Mr Tung Chee-hwa, the then CE, sought re-election whilst continuing to perform the duties as a CE. Whilst the CE is in Hong Kong, he has to fulfill the duties prescribed by the Basic Law and should not take leave in a casual manner. The above arrangements are in line with the requirements of the Basic Law and local legislation."

Ends/Monday, January 22, 2007